The Neighborhood of Gods

By William Elison ’89.  The Neighborhood of Gods—exploring the question of how a marginalized community can make its gods visible, and therefore powerful, in the eyes of others—brings an ethnographic lens to a range of visual and spatial practices: from the shrine construction that encroaches on downtown streets, to the “tribal art” practices of an indigenous group facing displacement, to the work of image production at two Bollywood film studios.