Mr Andrew Lawrence

Senior Lecturer in Visual Anthropology

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Andy Lawrence makes documentary films on subjects relating to anthropology and he experiments with new methods and technologies for ethnographic filmmaking. He is interested in the uncertainty that surrounds momentous life changing experiences and he has made films about childbirth, death, adolescence, old age, adventure and identity in the UK, India and Peru.  Andy established AllRitesReversed in 2000 as a production name for his film and photographic work. Nine years later he set up Filmmaking For Fieldwork with Paul Henley to concentrate on the development of filmmaking and ethnography as a research method suitable for a wider range of academic disciplines. Current activities involve producing a film about genre filmmaking in Peru, entitled Horror In The Andes and a book project for Manchester University Press, Filmmaking For Fieldwork: An Ethnographer's Handbook (expected 2019). He is Senior Lecturer and Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester in the UK and he holds visiting professorships at the University of Bern and at the Free University in Berlin. Andy also convenes the annual F4F™ Summer School at The Futureworks School of Media in Manchester.

A selection of Andy's films can be viewed from the links section of the Contact tab together with other research, teaching and writing activities.

External positions

Visiting Professor, Freie Universität Berlin

1 Apr 2016 → …

Visiting Professor, Universität Bern

26 Sep 2015 → …

Areas of expertise

  • TR Photography - Ethnographic filmmaking, Visual Anthroplogy, Documentary, Filmmaking for Fieldwork, Research Methods, Video production, Empirical Art, Artistic practice

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