• The MA in Visual Anthropology has been central in shaping my theoretical, methodological and practical work as an anthropologist.
    Sarah Pink - MA Visual Anthropology 1989-90 - Professor of Media and Communication, RMIT University
  • I really appreciate how you've given us not only the building blocks, but also the theoretical grounding to be good visual anthropologists.
    Karlia Campbell - MA Visual Anthropology 2009-10, EDF pathway - Visual Anthropologist at VIA Pictures
  • The MA is possibly the most fun bit of education I have ever done. Aside from learning the basics of hands-on film-making, it is a very different way of doing anthropology.
    Gavin Searle - MA Visual Anthropology 1993-94 - BAFTA award winning documentary director
  • It was provocative and challenging to work out how I could use filmmaking as an analytical tool to shape, not just reflect, my research process.
    Alyssa Grossman - PhD Social Anthropology with Visual Media 2004-10 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Gothenburg
  • The MAVA was one of the most inspiring educational and creative experiences of my life. Aside from making deep friendships, I grew tremendously during this period.
    Jana Carrey - MA Visual Anthropology 2006-07, EDSEM Pathway - Freelance documentary photographer
  • I was very satisfied with how fast I progressed with my filming skills, since when I started, I did not even know how to switch on a video camera!
    Andre Cicalo - PhD Social Anthropology with Visual Media, 2005-10 - Marie Curie IOF Research Fellow, King's College London
  • My experience in Manchester made possible an old dream: to incorporate a new language – the audiovisual – in the anthropological discourse.
    Sylvia Caiuby Novaes - Postdoctorate 1993-95 - Professor of Anthropology at the Universidade de São Paulo

Why the Granada Centre.

Here is what makes the Granada Centre the best place for visual anthropology

He who never fails, never risks anything. What is the most interesting thing in life? Very probably to run risks. That for me is our profession.
Jean Rouch 1967


Updates, events and work in progress from our students and staffView All

David Turton 1940 – 2023.

Posted in - News
on February 6th, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of David Turton, one of the founding figures of the Granada Centre. David died in London on 9 December 2023, unexpectedly, whilst undergoing an operation to repair a broken hip.…

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Ten by Ten Awards.

Posted in - Alumni & MA & News & Video
on November 21st, 2022

We’re happy to report that Ten by Ten, Jami Bennett’s MA Visual Anthropology graduation film (2021), has been scooping awards and selections at festivals around the world. Like all MAVA students, Jami developed her film project during the whole…

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MA Visual Anthropology Showcase 2022.

Posted in - MA & News
on October 17th, 2022

This year’s MA Visual Anthropology Film Screenings will take place on October the 21st and 22nd at Submerged Spaces in Manchester. Titled ‘The Unfamiliar Everyday’, the showcase will feature 24 film projects on themes such as migration, dance, identity, climate…

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Daniel Bustos Echeverry.

Posted in - Alumni & MA
on July 7th, 2022

The 2022 GCVA studentship awarded a fee waiver to Daniel Bustos Echeverry, who has enrolled on the MA Visual Anthropology programme 2021-22. This is Daniel’s statement on his experience: It is an honour being the first recipient of the Granada…

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Our Team.

The Teaching and Technical Staff involved in running the courses at the Granada Centre