Comparative social inequality has been the focus of much of Professor Cancian’s research. He also has worked on issues in economic anthropology, peasant. The latest Tweets from Frank Cancian (@Frank_Cancian). Frank, father of two husband of one; retired Anthro prof (UC Irvine) photographer of ordinary life since . Photographer: Frank Cancian (born Stafford Springs, CT and lives in when Frank Cancian investigated a small Italian hill-top community.

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JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Comment by jamesmmcardle — November 13, 1: The Zinacantan photographs document the people and places in and around Zinacantan, Mexico inof which have been digitized.

The Lacedonia photographs document the people and places in a small town in Italy inof which 27 photographs have been digitized. This collection consists of photographs taken by University of California, Irvine anthropology professor emeritus Frank Cancian during three separate projects in, fdank Thank you for this introduction to a humanist photographer I had not heard of — wonderfully warm, positive imagery despite what I imagine would have been a cultural gap which shows in some wariness amongst some subjects.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Stafford Springs, Connecticut, United States. You are commenting using your Frsnk. Nevertheless, over time he was able to blend in and become more of an objective observer.

Other Photos Add photo. Likewise the humorous pairing of the padre and the individual with the up cast eyes could be a metaphor for good and evil, as we suspect the good intentions of the padre, but are not sure of the sly look of his other subject.


This ambitious, wide-ranging work shows how national economic prosperity and government expansion in Mexico during the ‘s transformed a relatively closed peasant community into a more outwardly connected, socially differentiated society marked by dissension and overt conflict.

Portrait, Frank Cancian

For the young generationcwncian is a treasure of great value. Comment by Henri Bortone — August 18, 6: Lucedonia Cheers Douglas Stockdale Like this: Cancian is a first generation American whose family had emigrated from Italy, thus his project is part autobiographical. The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. Copyright This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research.

Economics and Prestige in a Maya Community: The first Edition hardcover book was published by Delta 3 Edizioni, copyrightwho regretfully chose a lithographic printer that either had inadequate color management or was asleep at the wheel while this book was being printed; major color shifts that are too noticeable, especially when these occur with a photograph spanning a page spread, with one page in one color, while the other half is another color.

Dear Frank ,I have seen the exhibition of your photos of Lacedonia in at the museum of Lacedonia this year and I have the book. There are 20 additional photographs and the Italian text was not provided in the second edition. Post-doctoral foreign area fellowship in Latin American Studies, Son of Frank and Emma Lazzerin Cancian.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Comment by medischa — November 11, Main Photo Add photo. Learn how your comment data is processed. The collection comprises three sub-collections of photographs that illustrate the variety of anthropological studies performed by Cancian during his career.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Description This collection consists of photographs taken by University of California, Irvine anthropology professor emeritus Frank Cancian during three separate projects in, and Back Top of Page. About This Project Contact Us. This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research.

When I was 8 in ,my parents took me to Lacedonia they had emigrated in France where Cncian was born and I frajk remember some views same as those in the exhibition. I was there in September… May be will you come back one day?

Email required Address never made public. Economy, Public Life, and Social Stratification, This ambitious, wide-ranging work shows how national econ For further information, please contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives at spcoll uci.

For a small Italian town, an Italian-American stranger with a camera was an oddity, thus his presence was conspicuous. Cancian includes in the edge of the frame in the foreground a small knot of townspeople who although are not part of the wedding procession, are still very interested in this local event.

English Stiff cover, perfect bound glued binding, digital lithography, printed by Hemlock Printers Canada Photobook designer: Reporter, photographer, The Providence Rhode Island Journal Company, ; instructor in social anthropology, Harvard University, ; assistant professor anthropology, Stanford California U.

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