Nuer man on path

Nuer man on path
84 x 57 mm (3.25 x 2.25 inch) | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.7.1 - Negative film nitrate , (84 x 57 mm (3.25 x 2.25 inch))
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
28 4 (A235)

Accession Number:
A man carrying two spears and an ambatch shield (also used as a stool, headrest, container for tobacco and other objects etc.) turns slightly towards the camera as he makes his way across or on to a path. The path turns sharply to the right and then leads to a homestead that has a wall of large mud bricks around it. There are also other fenced areas nearby, suggesting that the Nuer locally resident to Nasir post were engaged in more sedentary horticultural activity, and possibly engaging in some work at the American missionary. Evans-Pritchard visited Nasir again during his short period of fieldwork in 1935.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Sobat River Nasir
Nuer Eastern Jikany Gaajok
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced as Plate XXIX (facing page 262) in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's The Nuer (Oxford University Press, 1940) with the caption 'Man (Nasser Post)'. [Chris Morton 18/5/2004]

Research publication - The book plate spread is reproduced (Figure 16, page 329) and discussed (page 330) in B. Wolbert 'The Anthropologist as Photographer: the Visual Construction of Ethnographic Authority',
Visual Anthropology , 2000, Vol 13, pp. 321-343. It is also reproduced (Figure 7, page 13) (and Wolbert's analysis criticised) in Christopher Morton, 'The Anthropologist as Photographer: Reading the Monograph and Reading the Archive', Visual Anthropology , 2005, Vol 18 (4) pp.1-17.
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Weapon , Clothing Skin , Settlement , Agriculture and Horticulture
Spear , Village , Garden , Track
Original catalogue lists in Manuscript Collections. Additional material in related documents files. [CM 27/9/2005]
Primary Documentation:
Accession Book Entry [p. 98] 1966.27 [1 - 24] G[ift] PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD 1966.27.1-16 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Sixteen negative albums containing negatives and prints of photographs taken by donor during field-work. All listed in albums. Added Accession Book Entry - [p. 98 in right hand column, in pencil] Catalogue room.

Manual Catalogues [index taken from album book I, ms ink] - 14. Man - Nasser

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "A235 28 4 [numerous printer's marks]" & ms ink print front "NUER I/14" "[Chris Morton 18/5/2004]
Christopher Morton [18/5/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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