Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John A. Collier, Jr. was an American anthropologist and an early leader in the fields of Visual anthropology and Applied anthropology. His emphasis on analysis and use of still photographs in ethnography led him to significant contributions in other subfields of anthropology, especially the applied anthropology of education. His regional area of interest was Native Americans, in particular the Navajo nation, but he also extended his ethnographic lens to the subject of general American culture, with subjects including the visual analysis of farming, the military, and migration. His book, Visual Anthropology: Photography as a Research Method is one of the earliest textbooks in the field and is still in use today. He is also notable as someone who overcame significant hearing impairment, and whose applied work also focused on educating persons with disabilities, becoming an early leader in that field as well.