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What Do We See in Their Eyes? 22 Years Later, Documenting Watts

by Edo Dijksterhuis
“These photographs are actually racist.” I was shocked, to put it mildly, to hear my friend deliver this verdict of the Dana Lixenberg show at Huis Marseille. How could she say this of a body of work universally applauded for offering a respectful alternative to the stereotypical depictions of African-Americans? “They all look aggressive and arrogant, even the babies, and there’s hatred of white people in their eyes,” she retorted. “Lixenberg made them pose that way, so she’s responsible for... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 1/8/16
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