AFS Homepage Provides Display Space for Member Photos

AFS News, Folklore Works
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AFS is pleased to share a new homepage banner image that was offered to us by Emily Socolov, and invites other members to share photos that likewise reflect the wide spectrum of the work of folklore, encompassing both the creative traditions of various communities and the diverse work methodologies of folklorists.

An artist who is a Peruvian man in a blue baseball cap paints at a wooden easel surrounded by four interested children. A man with a camera is capturing the scene. the artist is working intently with a small brush. The children are captivated by his work.
Ángel Ligorio Callañaupa Alvares, an artist and cultural activist from Chinchero, Peru, paints while surrounded by an avid group of onlooking children at “Peru: Pachamama,” Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC, 2015. Photo by Emily Socolov.

Emily’s photo captures a moment at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, when a group of children watched Ángel Ligorio Callañaupa Alvares, an artist and cultural activist from Chinchero, Peru, paint at “Peru: Pachamama.”

Emily also led a subcommittee of the Media and Public Outreach Committee that has worked in the past year to advance the mission of assembling a diverse body of ethically-created images with appropriate documentation and permissions for use by the American Folklore Society on AFS websites and other publications. In 2022, the committee finalized and tested a form to make it easier for AFS members and collaborators to submit images that can be amplified in AFS publications.

Now, AFS and the Website Images Subcommittee invite you to try out the form by submitting images of your own. See the form itself for guidelines and specifications. Learn more about submitting photographs.

Many thanks to the Website Images committee – Chloe Accardi, Daisy Ahlstone, Andy Kolovos, Angel Quesada, and Emily Socolov – for their efforts to enliven the AFS website and raise the visual profile of our field.

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