Emiko Stock is a photo-video ethnographer with a foot in history.
Since the early 2000’s she has been working with Cham (Cambodian Muslims) Sayyids (descendants of the Prophet) as they journey into Shi’a and into Iran. She follows history as an affective process refracted in family photographs and social media selfies. As a videographer within a team of wedding photographers and arrangers, she traces a sense for historiography that goes beyond an attachment to facts and views. Her visual and textual practice has at heart to challenge notions of stability and movement, origins and destinations, beginnings and ends. Attending to images that hold on to us between two pictures, images that move us long after moving on, she takes 'looking' as a process wired in image-thought. She is currently finishing her PhD dissertation in anthropology as a Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellow at Cornell University.