Week 6, Tuesday
First, read these two excerpts:
Then, examine this photo project, “Inherit the Dust,” by Nick Brandt.
Optional: watch this artist’s statement video by Nick Brandt.
According to his artist’s statement, Brandt is effectively speaking for all of us–you, me, all the East Africans. Meanwhile, Griffiths argues that when fetishized, authentic speech “may be employed…to enact a discourse of ‘liberal violence’, re-enacting its own oppressions on the subjects it purports to represent and defend” (241).
Does Brandt’s photo series exhibit this liberal violence? Why or why not?
Leave your comments below by Monday, September 26, 11:59pm.