It's true that pictures can be worth a thousand words. The images I've collected in the Signs of Life album represent a particular look at the things that constitute my life—as well of the lives of many others who exist in the same communities as I do.

These pictures represent the heart of anthropology in practice as they highlight the often overlooked elements that form the foundation that we have with each other and the world at large. On that note, I invite you to take a look—I'll be adding more to this album periodically. And I invite you to send in your own images to comments[at] be added to album on the AiP fanpage. Please also let me know how you'd like to be credited (I like to respect pseuds even if you've revealed yourself to me), the date the photo was taken, and if you want it described in any particular way.

Here are a few of my favorites from the album:

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