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Deborah Willis
Deborah Willis is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural, Africana Studies.
Willis, Deborah
Willis, Deborah
United States of America
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Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 2: The...
Contemporary photographers, many of them engaging storytellers and astute historians, have worked on the intersection of the private and public in art. The photographers discussed in this essay use appropriation, multiple printing, straight images, and screen-based images to make compelling statements about modern culture, identity, branding, beauty, gender, family, race, history, and...
Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 2: The...
As Elizabeth and Stuart Ewen state, “Amid the lethal racial climate of the early 1900s, some black leaders were inspired to employ [an] alternative photographic record as a weapon against the standard iconography of racism.” Elizabeth Ewen and Stuart Ewen, Typecasting: On the Arts and Sciences of Human...
Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 1: The...
Images of the black subject, whether artistic, documentary, or anthropological, are forever fixed in the popular imagination through photography ...