The Politics of Seeing, Being, and Visibility in Photography

By Seph Rodney on June 20, 2016

Aperture Magazine‘s first issue dedicated to African American lives as represented by the medium of photography, “Vision & Justice,” was published last month. It doesn’t seem right to call this issue a magazine. It is a powerhouse book; it does so much heavy lifting. The artists involved include Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson...

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Lorna Simpson and Carrie Mae Weems are UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumni. For more about their work, please visit:

Lorna Simpson

Carrie Mae Weems

Image Credit:
Lorna Simpson, Three Figures, Ink & Screen-print on Claybord (detail), 2014>
Image is courtesy of Artist Lorna Simpson and the Detroit Art Review.

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