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Projects Sponsored by Kim Gutschow

Archive Z (2010)

Archive Z is a website designed to house over 6,000 photographs taken by Professor Kim Gutschow during her fieldwork in Tibet and the Western Himalaya. The photographs are categorized with an intricate schema of rich cultural terms. The website offers educational text about many of the categories used to define the images, as well as a unique way of searching for those images. A user can search for images within the main categories of Action, Being, Place, Object or Time. Alternatively, there is a generic search which can return text, images, or both. And as a final option, a user can go straight to an Advanced Search and control their search by inputting terms directly and choosing the nature of the search directly.