It is crucial for us to see how and why European and American images of Palestine have historically distorted the realities of this region.
The Victorian-era Daguerrotypes of Women Breastfeeding
In the 19th century, just after the daguerreotype’s introduction in the United States, there was a fashionable moment for portraits of women breastfeeding.
Jacob Riis’s Photographic Battle with New York’s 19th-Century Slums
Jacob Riis may have set his house on fire twice, and himself aflame once, as he perfected the new 19th-century flash photography technique, but when the magnesium powder erupted with a white, blinding light, he illuminated some of the darkest corners of Manhattan’s impoverished tenements.
Seeking Humanity in the Barbarity of Brazil’s Slave Past
At the University of São Paulo’s Museum of Contemporary Art, a new exhibition is interrogating Brazil’s legacy of slavery, disrupting a body of photography that was meant to normalize slavery.