2013 Undergraduate Photography Contest - First Place by Priya Suri. Boats line the beach in front of a small temple in order to pray before setting out for the day’s catch; Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.
2013 Undergraduate Photography Contest - Second Place by Jennifer Rowley. Young Himba boy playing under colorful bed sheets hanging out to dry in Otijkandero Himba Village, Namibia.
2013 Undergraduate Photography Contest - Third Place by Emily Walco. Mr. Cookies, the dominant male in the group, resting peacefully with one of his offspring; Kasanka National Park, Zambia.
Winner, 2012 Graduate Photography Contest by Ali Heller: Woman and her daughter enjoy apricots from their orchard, Himalayan Mountains, Ladakh, Northern India
Winner, 2012 Graduate Photography Contest by Ali Heller: Woman and her daughter enjoy apricots from their orchard, Himalayan Mountains, Ladakh, Northern India
Winner, 2012 Undergraduate Photography Contest by Molly McGregor: Babysitting children,Teriyabugu, Mali
Winner, 2012 Undergraduate Photography Contest by Molly McGregor: Babysitting children,Teriyabugu, Mali

About the Department

How, when, and where did human life arise, how have environmental conditions and social institutions shaped human society, what is the role of learned versus innate behavior, and how are humans adapting to rapidly changing contexts? These, among many, are the sorts of questions anthropologists ask. Anthropology, the appreciation of and commitment to understanding all aspects of human diversity past and present, is devoted to the proposition that the diversity among humankind is comprehensible and enriching.