Category: Photo Essay

Photo of a man holding a sign that says "Capitalism eats our children"

Guest Post: How Can We Learn When We Have No Future?: Schools Strikes, Social Transformations, and the Possibility of Good Relations during Climate Emergency [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Susannah Crockford. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Susannah Crockford is a post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, Belgium, working on the European Research Council funded NARMESH project. Her first monograph, Ripples of the Universe: Seeking Spirituality in Sedona, Arizona, will be published in ...

Guest Series: Embodying Reciprocity: Relationality and Redistribution in the Practice of Anthropology

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest series edited by Schuyler Marquez, who has also authored this introduction. Schuyler Marquez’s work focuses on bringing classical anthropological questions on religion and economy to the study of contemporary food production. Her dissertation research on the industrialization of halal meat production in Brazil analyzed the industry’s continuities and ...

Sorry, We’re Closed

[Footnotes presents this essay as part of a series addressing reconceptualizing space and social interaction during Covid19, as the Covid19 pandemic forces us to rethink our social lives and how we use and interact in various spaces.]The Delmar Loop, a stretch of what was once racialized as the “Delmar Divide” for the way it separates ...

Photo taken from an apartment window in downtown Gaza City on a busy Thursday evening. The photo was taken with a long exposure, capturing the vibrancy of the city on a busy evening.

A City Called Gaza

When the aging stretch taxi made its way out of the parking lot of the Rafah Terminal in the southern Gaza Strip I remember being struck by the beauty of Palestine’s coastal plain. I entered Gaza via Egypt, which in the spring of 2013 was the most reliable crossing into the Strip. We made our ...

A photo looking up at the Biosphere 2 building. It looks like a large, futuristic snake coiling from the bottom with a large tower, its head, jutting toward the sky.

The decadence and depravity of Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems research facility on occupied Tohono O’odham land (in so-called Oracle, Arizona, just north of Cuk Ṣon, so-called Tucson). It has a rather strange history. What started as a utopian project to test the feasibility of a closed ecological system for use in future outer space habitats, it ran into highly publicized ...