The Royal Anthropological Institute's Body Canvas Photography Competition

The RAI’s Body Canvas photo competition aims to:
• promote public engagement with the RAI’s Education Outreach Programme
• provide a platform for people to share their work and become
actively involved in anthropology
• develop an understanding for the personal, social and political
reasons why people undergo permanent body modification
• explore the many ways in which communities around the world develop
and express relationships with their bodies
• explore the industry of body modification, the artists, doctors and
craftsmen who practise their trade
The submissions we are looking for:
Engaging photographs that explore biological, cross-cultural and
social elements of body art and modification in relation to these
categories:
1) Tattoos and Scarification
2) Piercings and Body Reshaping
Who can participate?
The competition is open to anyone interested in anthropology,
photography and science communication.
What do contestants win?
All short-listed and winning contestants will have their work
published in RAI online and printed materials. In addition, for each
thematic category a £100 gift voucher will be awarded to the winning
photograph.
Deadline for submissions 30th September 2012
For further information and submission guidelines please visit:
www.discoveranthropology.org.uk
To get some ideas, take a look at our previous photo competitions on our flickr page