- 4:30 pm - Mon, Jun 23, 2014
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In Photos: Portraits by photographer Jalani Morgan.
It’s always strange and a bit surreal to me when I look at a photograph of strangers and somehow manage to feel as though the person behind the lens has so aptly managed to capture the essence of those pictured. Perhaps it’s a bit of romanticism on my part, but I can’t help but feel that way when looking at the work of photographer Jalani Morgan. What may on the surface seem to be a simple portrait becomes an intensifying three-way relationship between the subject, the photographer and viewer. A two-dimensional image is brought to life and in a matter of seconds, upon gazing at Morgan’s portraits, I have no option but to feel a close connection to the unknown faces captured by his lens.
Jalani Morgan is a portrait, fine art and documentary photographer.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Scarborough. He was influenced by his parents’ teachings of the African Diasporas and politics and through that is interjected into his art.
He produces work that investigates the representation from the African diaspora.
Currently he is studying at York University in Toronto obtaining his degree in Anthropology and African Studies.
this just restored a little bit of my faith in a human element in mankind.
- 4:30 pm - Sun, Jun 1, 2014
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Everything is a black woman. That was the proposition. It was an acceptance of self and an acceptance of these weird limitations that are imposed on this self, my subjectivity—and then to try and look at historical images: at incidents of colonialism, at the formation of the idea of America, of slavery. Different sorts of representations of blackness within all of that—it sort of freed me up to approach everything this way, even though it imposed these very extreme limitations on a point of view. It was that paradox that I really wanted to try and articulate. Not just the history, the images, but also the paradoxical, contradictory mechanics.
Kara Walker talking to her father Larry Walker in BOMB Magazine
: http://bombmagazine.org/article/1000130/kara-walker-larry-walker (via blackfeminismlives
- 4:30 pm - Thu, May 15, 2014
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People who act like it’s a POCs responsibility to be cordial and composed when interacting with racists instead of it being a person’s responsibility to not be a fucking shit-stain racist baffle me
- 4:30 pm - Tue, May 13, 2014
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barbotrobot reblogged your post timballisto asked:I’m writing a p… and added:
This is so wonderful. I wrote this piece about Othello’s internalized racism, but kept it mostly textual. Here’s all that historical context missing from my writeup. motherfuckingshakespeare and williamshakespearethings take note.
WHEN ACADEMIC WORLDS COLLIDE
- 4:30 pm - Mon, May 12, 2014
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"Oh my god, I’m turning into—a vampire!”
"But how? I didn’t even bite you yet!"