My CAA talk went very well according to the feedback that I received. I focused on how shadows assumed a new expressive role as a racial metaphor in modernist photography. I previously shared some of the images that I was considering. Here are some of the ones that were included in my presentation:
Kiki by Man Ray, 1926
Josephine Baker by Huene, 1927
Garbo by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1931
The Beginning of the World by Brancusi, 1924
A made particular note of the fact that shadows ultimately acquired their own autonomy in images like this:
Author: Camara Dia Holloway
I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department.
Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.
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