International Visual Sociology Association (External organisation)

  • Patricia Prieto Blanco (Member)

    Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesPersonal board membership of professional/academic bodies


    I serve on the IVSA board as Technology Advisor. The International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) is a nonprofit, democratic, and academically -oriented professional organization devoted to the visual study of society, culture, and social relationships. Our members represent a wide spectrum of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, education, visual communication, photography, filmmaking, art, and journalism.

    The purpose of IVSA is to promote the study, production, and use of imagery, visual data, and visually-oriented materials in teaching, research, and applied activities. We also foster the use of still photography, film, video, and electronically transmitted images in sociology and other related fields. Together we work to encourage:
    - documentary studies of everyday life in contemporary communities
    - the interpretive analysis of art and popular visual representations of society
    - studies about the social impact of advertising and the commercial use of images
    - the analysis of archival images as sources of data on society and culture
    - the study of the purpose and the meaning of image-making practices like recreational and family photography
    Period2020 → …
    Held atInternational Visual Sociology Association, United States


    • Visual sociology
    • IVSA