Historic Questa Images
John Collier, Jr.'s
of Questa Village
Video from the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology UNM
John Collier Jr. (May 22, 1913 – February 25, 1992) was an American anthropologist and an early leader in the fields of visual anthropology and applied anthropology. His emphasis on analysis and use of still photographs in ethnography led him to significant contributions in other subfields of anthropology, especially the applied anthropology of education.
His book, Visual Anthropology: Photography as a Research Method (1967) is one of the earliest textbooks in the field and is still (revised 1986) in use today.
He is also notable as someone who overcame significant learning and hearing impairments to succeed on a larger stage.
Notes from the Library of Congress, except “identifications in quotes, provided by Tessie Rael y Ortega in 2002.”