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These Photographers Explore Racial Realities With Their Lens

These Photographers Explore Racial Realities With Their Lens

Photographers Shikieth, Gareth Smit, and Stacey Tyrell were in 2016 part of an exhibition Looking Through: Photography, Race, and Identity that explains blackness in vastly diverse means and through the camera.

The exhibition which showed at Adelphi University was created to start conversations on race and identity.

A few of our favorite works from the exhibition provided by Vice can be found below.

The exhibition curator had this to say about Tyrell’s work; Tyrell’s work is unsettling. Viewers must study her photographs before they understand how they were made. Thus, she asks that viewers never assume that they ‘know’ anything about race by looking quickly. Tyrell writes that, for her pictures, she transforms herself from a black woman into her white ancestors.

 

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