• 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

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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Making a Difference Award for Cucusonic.

Posted in - News & Staff
on June 15th, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the Cucusonic project won one of the University of Manchester’s ‘Making a Difference’ awards. See https://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/connect/making-a-difference/awards/ The video clip is of Manchester band Fingathing at the 2022 BIME festival in Bogota, Colombia mixing some…

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VRN Residency & Conference 2022.

Posted in - News
on April 19th, 2022

We are delighted to share this opportunity and invite you to be part of the Visual Research Network’s 2022 Residency and Conference… Call for applications, films and papers: “Encounters with the Urban Night: multisensory ethnographies of shadow and alterity” Deadline…

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MA Visual Anthropology Showcase 2021.

Posted in - MA & News
on October 18th, 2021

This year’s MA Visual Anthropology Exhibition and Film Screenings will take place on October the 22nd and 23rd at 1520 Studios in Manchester. Titled ‘Virtual Insanity’, the showcase will feature 17 media projects including film, sound, photography and more, produced…

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Posted in - Alumni & News & Sound & Staff
on October 8th, 2021

We are pleased to announce Cucusonic, an album capturing and conserving the sounds of Colombian biodiversity in collaboration with global charity In Place of War and the Cucusonic collective in Colombia

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Our Team.

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