Tracy Xavia Karner
IVSA Board Member
IVSA Board Member,
I have been involved with IVSA since I attended the first Bologna meetings 1996. This was also my introduction to visually focused research. As a long time photo-enthusiast, I am both a maker and appreciator of photographs of all genres. The IVSA offered a way to bring both my love of photography together with my academic pursuits in Cultural Sociology.
Currently, I am engaged in an ethnography of the photography community in Houston, Texas which includes interactions at Fotofest -- the largest international photography festival -- and the photography department at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston -- one of the top five photo collections in the world.
- Country: United States