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Only Skin Deep: Changing (Museum Edition) Visions of the American Self Coco Fusco

Only Skin Deep: Changing (Museum Edition) Visions of the American Self

Coco Fusco

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ISBN : 9780810991651
Paperback
416 pages
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What role has photography played in shaping our ideas about race, nation, and selfhood? How has the camera been used to construct and contrast images of racial difference? To create or debunk stereotypes and romantic myths about specific ethnicMoreWhat role has photography played in shaping our ideas about race, nation, and selfhood? How has the camera been used to construct and contrast images of racial difference? To create or debunk stereotypes and romantic myths about specific ethnic groups? This groundbreaking book is the first to thoroughly investigate the impact that photography has had on race and racial identity in America—among the most profound and explosive issues in our nations history and everyday life.From Dorothea Langes portrait of Mexican braceros brought to the United States as farm workers, to Anthony Aziz & Sammy Cuchers digitally manipulated, idealized nudes, Only Skin Deep presents historical and contemporary images and embraces a wide range of genres and movements, including portraiture, social documentary, ethnographic photography, fine-art photography, and photojournalism. Complementing the images are four original essays on race and photography, eight reprint essays that have served as foundational documents in the discussion of race, and five case studies that focus more narrowly on representations of specific cultural groups. The book will accompany a national touring exhibition prepared by the International Center of Photography in New York.