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Jay Ruby

Jay Ruby

Oak Park Stories is authored by Jay Ruby, a recently retired visual anthropologist, who has spent the last forty years exploring the relation between culture and the visual/pictorial world. He has published numerous studies about photography, film, popular culture and produced several ethnographic films and also founded graduate and undergraduate program in the anthropology of visual communication at Temple University. Oak Park Stories is the culmination of his interest reflexivity as the village is also his hometown.

Films Available at DER
A Country Auction: The Paul V. Leitzel Estate Sale
Oak Park Stories

Related Links
Official Biography
The Anthropology of Visual Communication at Temple University - 1967 to 2004 - A Personal View

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