Decolonising The Camera: Photography in Racial Time

Decolonising The Camera: Photography in Racial Time

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By Mark Sealy
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An important and timely examination, Decolonising the Camera looks at the use of Western photographic practice as a tool for creating Eurocentric and violent visual regimes, and demands that we take notice of and disrupt these racist ideologies.

Mark Sealy looks at the racial politics at work within photography, in the context of heated discussions around race and representation, colonialism, and the importance of decolonising universities. He analyses a series of images exploring the violent political reality of Western imperialism, and aims to extract new meanings and develop new ways of seeing that bring the Other into focus.

The book demonstrates the need to recognise the historical and political conjunctures of racial politics at work within photography, and their effects on those that have been culturally erased, made invisible or less than human by such images. With detailed analyses of photographs by Alice Seeley Harris, Joy Gregory, Rotimi Fani-Kayode and others, and spanning more than 100 years of photographic history, Decolonising the Camera is vital reading for anyone interested in photography, race, human rights and the effects of colonial violence.

Mark Sealy MBE is a British curator and cultural historian. He is director of Autograph ABP, the Association of Black Photographers, London. He has curated several major international exhibitions and is also a lecturer.
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