The 2011 AAA Photo Contest is a showcase of anthropology at its best. Of the 93 photos submitted, AAA members selected their favorites in each of the four categories: Practice, People, Place and Process. You can view the top 20 photos in Anthropology News. Here on the AAA blog, we will feature several of the photos in this blog series, Photo Friday.
Title: Multi-Faith Souvenir Stall
Photo Courtesy of Noel B. Salazar
Contest Category: Place
Caption: Suharyono doesn’t have religious preferences. Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and folk religion trinkets have a place at his modest souvenir stall next to Prambanan Temple, a ninth century Hindu compound in Central Java, Indonesia. He sells miniatures of Prambanan’s main temples and some of the statues inside, and similar mementos for Borobudur, the neighboring eighth century Buddhist monument. After Prambanan was damaged during an earthquake in 2006, the world heritage site has had a hard time reaching the visitor numbers it used to attract. Having lost a sizeable percentage of their income, shop owners like Suharyono are desperate to sell something, anything. “Cheap price my priend!”
(Prambanan, Central Java, Indonesia; 30 July 2011)
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