Friday, October 23, 2009

Paolo Woods, Eric White and The Art of Subjugation

I've been exposed to such amazing work the past several days! Brenda Ann Kenneally, Vivian Maier- and now Paolo Woods and Eric White (via A Photo Student and The Exposure Project, respectively).

Paolo Woods' ChinAfrica (above) exhibits the kind of blatant colonial subterfuge that sends chills down my spine despite the relative beauty of its images, and Eric White's Borderlands (below) would have an almost heroic air to it- if it wasn't for the voiceless shadows you sense behind every image. Behold the art of contemporary subjugation, practiced right next door, or half a world away...

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