Dr Daniela Vávrová is an Adjunct Research Fellow, Director of the AV Lab, and a founder of ALTAR (Anthropological Laboratory for Tropical Audiovisual Research) at The Cairns Institute and College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University in Australia. Since 2005 her field site is situated in the Ambonwari village of East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. Her PhD thesis, Skin Has Eyes and Ears: an audio-visual ethnography in a Sepik society, explores how people shape and are shaped by their social and cultural environment through their sensory experiences. Beside the written thesis, she also made a feature-length film as part of the thesis. This film was screened at several ethnographic film festivals around the world and received the student prize at the 13th Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival (GIEFF 2016) in Germany. Her specialisation is visual anthropology, photography, and experimental filmmaking. See more at: https://danielavavrova.net
Henry, R., & Vávrová, D. (2016). An Extraordinary Wedding: Some reflections on the ethics and aesthetics of authorial strategies in ethnographic filmmaking. Anthrovision, 4(1), 1-20. doi: 10.4000/anthrovision.2237
Telban, B., & Vávrová, D. (2010). Places and spirits in a Sepik society. Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 11(1), 17-33. doi: 10.1080/14442210903499400
Telban, B., & Vávrová, D. (2014). Ringing the living and the dead: mobile phones in a Sepik society. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 25(2), 223-238.
Vávrová, D. (1998). Sen môjho života [The dream of my life]. Bratislava, Slovakia: Kultúrne Zariadenie Petržalky.
Vávrová, D. (2002). Cuban reality. Plus 7 Dni: The weekly magazine, 51-52, 58-64.
Vávrová, D. (2002). Hach Winik - True people. Kormoran Travel magazine, 9, 26-33.
Vávrová, D. (2002). The last Mayas. Plus 7 Dni: The weekly magazine, 42, 54-59.
Vávrová, D. (2003). The café shops in Vienna are always full of surprises. Kormoran Travel magazine, 1, 54-55.
Vávrová, D. (2003). Egypt: Through the desert and the oases. Kormoran Travel magazine, 3, 22-29.
Vávrová, D. (2003). Garifunas from the Northern Honduras. Cestovatel Travel magazine, 4(1), 27.
Vávrová, D. (2003). Interactive guide through the history. Kormoran Travel magazine, 3, 46-47.
Vávrová, D. (2003). The secret of Mr. Sacher. Kormoran Travel magazine, 2, 60-61.
Vávrová, D. (2005). A basket for Yapisay. From the diary - Papua. Travel magazine TravelFocus, 2, 32-35.
Vávrová, D. (2006). Albania: Land of Benz. Travel magazine TravelFocus, 4, 24-27.
Vávrová, D. (2006). Albania: Up. Down Benz, 44, 36-37.
Vávrová, D. (2006). The Future of Visual Anthropology: Engaging the senses [Book review]. Anthropological Notebooks, 12(2), 141.
Vávrová, D. (2006). Metje Postma and Peter Ian Crawford: Reflecting Visual Ethnography: Using the Camera in Anthropological Research [Book review]. Anthropological Notebooks, 13(2), 148-151.
Vávrová, D. (2007). The rituals of life. Magazine pool: Life & culture, 18, 36-39.
Vávrová, D. (2008). Ambanwurinma. The Ambonwari women. The Cultural Journal Apokalipsa (special issue on Gender), 124-125, 131-141.
Vávrová, D. (2009). The cinema of Robert Gardner. Edited by Barbash, Ilisa and Lucien Taylor [Book review]. Social Anthropology, 17(4), 484-485. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8676.2009.00088_1.x
Vávrová, D. (2009). Doing audio-visual ethnography. From silent film to hypermedia. Magazine for social and cultural anthropology Die MASKE (special issue on anthropological film), 1, 4-6.
Vávrová, D. (2009). Enet & camera. .tyždeň [The weekly magazine], 12, 50-53.
Vávrová, D. (2009). The island of sago flavour. .tyždeň [The weekly magazine], 8, 48-51.
Vávrová, D. (2009). Montgomery, Heather. 2009. An introduction to childhood: anthropological perspectives on children's lives [Book review]. Anthropological Notebooks, 15(3), 110-112.
Vávrová, D. (2009). Schools & the language of birds. The weekly magazine. tyždeň, 27 July, 52-54.
Vávrová, D. (2009). Visual interventions. Applied visual anthropology edited by Pink, Sarah [Book review]. Social Anthropology, 17(3), 364-365. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8676.2009.00075_11.x
Vávrová, D. (2010). Book review of "The Tactile Eye: touch and the cinematic experience" by Jennifer M. Barker, University of California Press, Berkeley. Anthropological Notebooks, 16(2), 78-79.
Vávrová, D. (2010). Review article: Cinema and Anthropology [Book review]. Anthropological Notebooks, 16(3), 147-150.
Vávrová, D. (2013). Orbiting the land. Summer Gyro News: Quarterly magazine of ASRA (Australian Sport Rotorcraft Association), 27(5), 24-25.
Vávrová, D. (2014). Cinema in the bush. Visual Anthropology, 27(1-2), 25-44. doi: 10.1080/08949468.2014.852058
Vávrová, D. (2014). 'Skin has eyes and ears': Audio-visual ethnography in a Sepik society. PhD thesis, James Cook University.
Vávrová, D. (2017). River nomads [Review of the film River nomads]. Global Ethnographic, May(1), 1-3.
Vávrová, D. (2017). Sharing the visible and invisible domains of lived experiences with the Ambonwari of Papua New Guinea. In S. Gair & A. van Luyn (Eds.), Sharing qualitative research: Showing lived experience and community narratives (130-149). Abingdon: Routledge.
Vávrová, D. (2018). Long Story Short. Director, Natalie Bookchin. 2016. 45 minutes [Film review]. Urbanities, 8(1), 96-97.
Vávrová, D. (2018). The rocking of canoe and custom: Shifts in Ambonwari’s perception of invisible realm, secrecy and village hierarchy [Le balancement de la pirogue et la coutume : changements de la perception du monde invisible, du secret et la hiérarchie villageoise à Ambowari]. Le Journal de la Société des Océanistes, 146, 55-62. [special issue ‘The materiality of Sepik societies New visions, old problems’, edited by Philippe Peltier, Markus Schindlbeck and Christian Kaufmann]
Vávrová, D. (in press). Book review [Review of the book Looking with Robert Gardner, by R. Meyers, W. Rothman & C. Warren]. Visual Anthropology Review.
Vávrová, D. (in press). Camera as a catalyst. In P. I. Crawford & N. Križnar (Eds.), Teaching visual anthropology. NAFA 6.
Transmissions. 27 May–20 June 2004. Intersections of Cultures in the City Tower Gallery Vilshofen, Germany
Express Yourself. 01 July–05 November 2004. One part of a touring photo exhibition, Transmissions, Water Tower (teahouse), Prague, Czech Republic
Sonnenmusik. 01 October–14 November 2004. The Smallest Gallery, (next to Tribeka Cafe), Graz, Austria
An Ambonwari Woman. 01 October 2005–31 March 2006 (B&W 30x35 cm, personal developing). Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, Universitaetsstrasse 7, Vienna, Austria
Karawari People, Papua New Guinea. 6–20 November 2006. SJ – Communication Centre, Dr. Ignaz Seipel square 1, Vienna, Austria
Framing the issues. Photographic Exhibition and Ethnographic Film Festival. September 2011 – Celebrating PNG Independence Day at JCU Cairns Library and in Tanks Arts Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill, Cairns.
Trios in b&w. 2008, 8th Göttingen International Film Festival, German