Joanna C. Scherer
Department of Anthropology
National Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 37012
NHB 85, MRC 100
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Former Illustrations Researcher for the Handbook of North American Indians (1978-2006).
Board of Directors of the Society for Visual Anthropology, a unit of the American Anthropological Association.
North American Indian ethnology - fieldwork in southeastern Idaho, visual anthropology, and the history of anthropology
|2008||Edward Sheriff Curtis. Phaidon Press, London and New York.
|2006||A Danish Photographer of Idaho Indians: Benedicte Wrensted,
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.
|1993||Special double issue of Rendezvous: Idaho State University Journal of Artand Letters 28(1-2):Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus (Joanna C. Scherer, ed.). Also published as a separate book by the Idaho State University Press.
|1990||Special double issue of Visual Anthropology 3(2-3):
Picturing Cultures: Historical Photographs in Anthropological Inquiry. (Joanna C. Scherer, ed.)
World Wide Web:
|2003||Red Cloud's Manikin and His Uncle's Shirt: Historical Representation
in the Museum as seen through photo analysis.
|1997||Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus.|
|2005||"Red Cloud's Manikin and His Uncle's Shirt: Historical Representation in the Museum as seen through Photo Analysis." In The People of the Buffalo, vol. 2, The Plains Indians of North America. Essays in honor of John C. Ewers. Eds. Colin Taylor and Hugh Dempsey, Tatanka Press, Wyk auf Foehr, Germany.|
|1999||"W.H. Boorne's Photos of the Medicine Lodge Ceremony: The Construction of an Icon." European Review of Native American Studies, 13(2):37-46.|
|1997||"A Preponderance of Evidence: The 1852 Omaha Indian Delegation Daguerreotypes Recovered," Nebraska History, vol. 78(3):116-121. Click here to view website.|
|1992||"The Photographic Document: Photographs as Primary Data in Anthropological Inquiry," pp. 32-41 in Anthropology and Photography. Elizabeth Edwards, ed. New Haven: Yale University. In 1994 this book
won a Kraszna-Krausz Book Award for photography.
|1988||"The Public Faces of Sarah Winnemucca, " Cultural Anthropology" Journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, vol. 3(2):178-204.|
|1975||"You Can't Believe Your Eyes: Inaccuracies in Photographs of
North American Indians," Studies in the Anthropology of Visual Communication, vol. 2(2):67-79. Reprinted in Exposure: The Journal of the Society for Photographic Education, Chicago, vol. 16(4), 1979. Reprinted in Working Papers on Photography, Science Museum of Victoria, Australia, 1980.
A Danish Photographer of Idaho Indians: Benedicte Wrensted was awarded the following honors:
a) Idaho Book of the year for 2006 by the Idaho Library Association
b) Secretary's Research Prize, Smithsonian Institution, 2008
c) Collier Prize for Still Photography Research, Society for Visual Anthropology, 2008
Science Achievement Award, 2005, for work on Volume 14, the Southeast volume, Handbook of North American Indians from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian.
Award for 4-Star, newsletter of Smithsonian Institution's Women's Council, Founding Editor, 1981
International Women's Year Certificate, Smithsonian, 1975
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