Date of Submission

Spring 2018

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Photography; Human Rights

Project Advisor 1

Thomas Keenan

Project Advisor 2

Tim Davis

Abstract/Artist's Statement

The Unveiling of Us is an affirmation by, of and for wom^n of color. In this collaboration, we - subject and photographer - seek to reclaim the performance, production and beauty of individual identities that are informed by collective pasts. Everyday acts of performance are emphasized in these images through objects and gestures that reference the day to day practices of black and brown wom^n based on our histories, our cultures and our senses of self. This is our space to claim: the viewer looks, but the subjects hold the gaze as they declare power through a notion of beauty. Reflecting on this work, I am questioning how we come to understand beauty as a construction, an aesthetic and as a political proclamation.

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