Lisa (Ilisa) Barbash is Curator of Visual Anthropology at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology where she makes films, and writes books and curates exhibitions about photography. She made the films In and Out of Africa (1992), about authenticity and taste in the transnational trade in African art, and Sweetgrass (2009), about contemporary sheep ranching in Montana (with Lucien Castaing-Taylor.) Together they co-wrote Cross-cultural Filmmaking: A Handbook for Making Documentary and Ethnographic Films and Video, and co-edited The Cinema of Robert Gardner. Her most recent project is the book, Where the Roads All End (2015) about the Marshall Family Photographic Collection and the visual representation of the Ju/'hoansi in 1950s Namibia.

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