The visual is a found image, taken from the National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Washington, DC. Library of Congress. Is is not clear in which year it was published, but it seems historical. The black and white color adds to that impression. The grayscale makes it harder to interpret which areas are "obsolete" and "blighted" – but the darker shade draws attention to the "inner city" as a problem area.
I very much enjoyed the “collage” quality of this image, the product of purposeful juxtapositions that draw out a critical understanding of the idea of containment and toxicity.
This image is the result of the ethnographer photographing an existing visualization in the form of a public mural
It is a photo taken by the ethnographer in May 2016, and presents us a snapshot from the city of Nashik and "Godovari River". In the photo, we actually do not see anything such a river but a puddle children around/in it. We also see trees and murals; the place hidden behind the trees is hard to guess. The angle of the photo, therefore, draws us to the waterbody and people/children there.
This image is a screenshot of the interactive map created by Climate Control, which shows the flood risk in the coastline of Chennai. The way the ethnographer presents this interactive map provides us information about the map producer, the form of data, and areas under the flood risk.
The image is a picture, but the source is not listed -presumably it is the author of the piece. The composition places the storm water drain right at the centre, drawing attention to it. As a black hole in an otherwise familiar-looking landscape it evokes the uncertainties and threats of the toxic flows that may be seeping into the river at this site.
Photograph. The vantage point of the photo is very interesting.. We can sort of feel the distance between us “the viewer” and Wilma and the heaps of documents that seperate us. Maybe a metaphor for activism work? Or the space between the corporation and X (substitute activists, fenceline communities, workers, etc.). Actually getting to Wilma seems inaccessible via this photograph. Getting to the expert or the expertise. The distance really is the most notable aspect of the photo. The angling is quite genius if the photograph was going for that feeling of disconnection or inability to reach for the end.
This is a photograph, not taken by the author. The composition is very helpful in communicating ethnographic scale and the character of the subject. I find it aesthetically very engaging.
This is a found image that was retreived from a right-wing media outlet. What is notable is that it helps to convey the layers of toxicities the author is drawing out beyond the literal relation to the body.
The ethnographer provides details of the source of this image (Tane Ward of Equilibrio Norte). The composition shows the contradiction behind Austin's reputation as "the best place to live", which seems to be hand in hand with a gentrification process.