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Lorna Simpson and her Photography: “The Waterbearer”

Portraying predominantly African American women and combining both imagery and text in her photographs, Lorna Simpson is renowned for challenging perceptions of identity—in terms...

Yinka Shonibare’s Photography

British artist Yinka Shonibare (b.1962) is known for his exploration of the roles that can arise out of collective identity. In his Effnik series,...

Picturing the “Other”: Irving Penn, Robert Frank and Colin Jones

In 1922 US journalist Walter Lippmann first used the word "stereotype" in a metaphorical sense, defining it as 'the projection upon the world of...

“Samurai of the Satsuma Clan” by Felice Beato

This photograph shows a group of samurai from the Satsuma clan. The men's traditional chonmage haircuts and top knots are prominent in the image....
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