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Color Photography in South Africa

28 Jan

Color Photography in South Africa

This article reminded me a lot of Conrad’s descriptions of the “savages” in Heart of Darkness, and the synecdoche that Emily discusses in her post below.   In terms of connections to the larger issues we have been discussing, the article illuminates the economic and ideological connection between a large “Western” corporation and apartheid in South Africa.  It also brings up questions of voice and representation–if you cannot be photographed or are photographed and do not appear clearly in the photograph, you are literally invisible and voiceless.