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Michael Stetson

Michael Stetson is an educator and photographer, specializing in editorial and academic photography. Currently, he is an assistant professor at a university in Japan. He has extensive experience as an instructor of several arts and cultural studies, including drama, photography and film studies.

 

An educator and photographer, specializing in editorial and academic photography, Stetson photographs people and culture, recording “living histories” as they unfold in their natural environment.

Stetson photographs people and culture. His sensitivity, intimate knowledge about his subjects and his ability to connect with them allows him to record "living histories" as they unfold in their natural environment. As a photographer, it remains his goal not only to depict something as editorial or socio-historical evidence, but also to express, artistically, the dignity of the moment and its participants.

Stetson's current research interests include a documentation of the Silk Roads, its material culture and the remnants of cultural and ethnic diversity that it once engendered. While following Zuanzang's itinerary along the Silk Roads between China and India, Stetson is documenting its material culture and the remnants of cultural and ethnic diversity that it once engendered. He is attempting to demonstrate that some Japanese and Korean cultural behavior, customs, rituals and genetic traits may have their origins somewhere along the complex network of exchanges of the Silk Roads.

Website —   http://www.mickstetson.com/