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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You are commenting using your WordPress. The Decline of Community in Zinacantan: Dear Frank ,I have seen the exhibition of your photos of Lacedonia in cancain the museum of Lacedonia this year and I have the book.

Other Photos Add photo. Stafford Springs, Connecticut, United States. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log cajcian It is a shame that I missed your coming in Cancian is a first generation American whose family had emigrated from Italy, thus his project is part autobiographical.

I would love to learn more about the photographers work in this area. When I was 8 in ,my parents took me to Lacedonia they had emigrated in France where I was born and I still remember some views same as those in the exhibition.

Religious Cargo System in Zinacantan https: The light drizzle adds an interesting atmospheric effect. Irvine, CA, second edition copyright Essays: 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 franm the sly look of his other subject.

Son of Frank and Emma Lazzerin Cancian. The collection comprises three sub-collections of photographs that illustrate the variety of anthropological studies performed by Cancian during his career.


The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. The Lacedonia photographs document the people and places in a small town in Italy inof which fdank photographs have been digitized. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

English Stiff cover, perfect bound glued binding, digital lithography, printed by Hemlock Printers Canada Photobook designer: Some features of this site may not work without it.

For the young generationit is a treasure of great value. Comment by jamesmmcardle — November 13, 1: About This Project Contact Us. Copyright This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Nevertheless, over time he was able to grank in and become more of an objective observer.

Frank Cancian – Lacedonia – An Italian Town, | The PhotoBook Journal

Born April 14, There are 20 additional photographs and the Italian text was not provided in the second edition. Economy, Public Life, and Social Stratification, This ambitious, wide-ranging work shows how national econ Thank you for this introduction to a humanist photographer I had not heard of — wonderfully warm, positive imagery despite what I imagine would franm been a cultural gap which shows in some wariness amongst some subjects.

Notify me of new comments via email. The double page spread of a wedding progression as it snakes along the hilltop road winding through the town is beautifully composed.

Frank Cancian (University of California, Irvine)

As an anthropologist by training and a photographer as a creative passion, these two elements were fused together in when Frank Cancian investigated a small Italian hill-top community located east of Naples. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. You are commenting using your Facebook account. A finding aid for the Frank Cancian papers, including additional anthropological study materials, is available through the Canxian Archive of California at http: Post-doctoral foreign area fellowship in Latin American Studies, School period Add photo.

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Back Top of Page. Change and uncertainty in a peasant economy: For a small Italian town, an Italian-American stranger with a camera was an oddity, thus his presence was conspicuous. 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.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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. Lucedonia Cheers Douglas Stockdale Like this: RSS feed for comments on this post. 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.

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Frank Cancian documentary photographs, 1957-2002

Regretfully as with most glued perfect binding, this book design does trap some of the image content in the gutter diminishing the visual effect of photographs that are a double page spread. Change and Uncertainty in a Peasant Economy: My great grandparents immigrated to Natick, MA from this town in the early s.

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