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Zak El Tanamli

Visual Anthropologist, Film Maker, Videographer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationManchester, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsVideographer - Researcher - Camera Operator - Film

About me

Visual Anthropologist and Ethnographer, interested in how myths are made from memory preserved, and personal experience is made signficant. Having studied at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, I am trained as a documentary filmmaker. I am currently exploring new interactive technologies in search of new ways to create empowering, community-engaged anthropology.

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  • Video
  • Adobe Editing
  • Abobe Audition
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Camera
  • Academic Research
  • Reasearch
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Interview
  • Editing Sound

Work history


Visual Anthropologist

Slade Hall

Oct 2016
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working with residence of Slade Hall, a Tudor stately house that has been the home to a community of underground artist for the past 30 years. With this project I am carrying out a piece of photographic research,using methods of photo elicitation to explore how people make a home in precarious living environments. To be presented at International Society for Ethnology and Folklore Conference 2017



One Five West

Oct 2016
  • Bollington, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • From the 2nd to the 4th of June, interactive curiosity cabinets will land in the post-industrial town of Bollington, awaiting audience participation to unlock stories hidden inside, each will contain the memories of people on the town that relate to themes such as community, work and play. We conducted interview with local Bollington residence to catch a glimpse of how life in Bollington has changed over the years, and what the future looks to be. The 'Tales of the Town, exhibition is a nostalgic look into the lives of the people in a town that that prides itself on its community spirit.



The World Transformed

Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working as videographer, I was responsible for live streaming the festival of politics and arts events.



Sheffield Documentary Festival

Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I worked as a camera operator and videographer covering events at the Sheffield Documentary Festival



MA Visual Anthropology

Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology

Aug 2015 - Oct 2016
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • I graduated from the Granada Center for Visual Anthropology and am practiced in all aspects of video production. I am professionally trained and experienced in the use of Adobe Premier Pro, Audition and Photoshop in addition to the use of Digital SLR, Video and sound recording equipment. As a Visual Anthropologist, I have a unique skill set that combines social research with audio visual media production.


BA Anthropology

Goldsmiths College

Jun 2007 - Apr 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Studying Anthropology at Goldsmiths college, I was trained in the method of ethnography as well as developing my ability for critical thinking. It is the skills I developed at Goldsmiths that has been the backbone of my creative research practise.