New Writing

7 March 2012

New writing on the Peabody Museum’s daguerreotypes of American slaves is published on The Mirror of Race project website:

‘Fair Women are Transformed into Negresses’ is a med­i­ta­tion on writ­ing about oppressed indi­vid­u­als pho­tographed for sci­en­tific pur­poses, and whether it is pos­si­ble to lib­er­ate such peo­ple through an act of imagination. Link:

‘ Louis Agassiz: Full-Face and Profile’ takes a bio­graph­i­cal approach to pho­tographs of slaves, con­sid­er­ing the images in rela­tion to the per­sonal and pro­fes­sional atti­tudes of the nat­u­ral­ist who com­mis­sioned them. Link:

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