Anthropologist, publisher ( and filmmaker.

He has been an active member of The Nordic Anthropological Film Association (NAFA) since the late 1970s, having chaired the annual NAFA film selection committee for many years. He is professor of visual anthropology at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. Since the early 1990s, he has been involved in a long-term ethnographic film project in the Reef Islands (Temotu Province, Solomon Islands) and is currently engaged with colleagues in Norway in a film-based research project on Pata Negra (Iberian ham) in Extremadura, Spain. He has written extensively on visual anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking and has wide experience in teaching the subject both theoretically and practically.