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The Image of Whiteness:
Contemporary Photography and Racialization
(SPBH Editions & Art on the Underground)

Edited by Daniel C. Blight
Publisher  Bruno Ceschel

Featuring Abdul Abdullah, David Birkin, Sutapa Biswas, Nancy Burson, Broomberg & Chanarin, Libita Clayton, Buck Ellison, Sophie Gabrielle, Ken Gonzales-Day, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Stacy Kranitz, Michelle Dizon & Viet Le, Nate Lewis, Agata Madejska, Richard Misrach, Kajal Nisha Patel, John Lucas & Claudia Rankine, David Roediger, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Hank Willis Thomas, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa & George Yancy

The invention and continuance of the “white race” is not just a political, social and legal phenomenon – it is also visual. From the advent of early colonial photography in the 19th century to contemporary social media and photo-graphic art, photography has always played, and continues to play, an integral role in the maintenance of the political and social hegemony of “whiteness”. The technology of the camera is not innocent, nor are the images it produces or the people who make them.

The Image of Whiteness introduces readers to important extracts from the troubling story of whiteness, describing its falsehoods, its paradoxes and its oppressive nature, and highlights some of the crucial work contemporary photographic artists are doing to subvert and critique its image and its continuing power.

15 x 19 cm
204 pages
79 Plates with 5 Interviews

4-Color Offset at Grafiche Veneziane (IT)

Munken Kristall, Munken Pure
and GardaPat 13 Bianka

Casebound with Rounded Spine

GT Zirkon by Grilli Type

Published by SPBH Editions
ISBN 978-1-999814-49-6


Book images courtesy of Self Publish, Be Happy
Select Process images courtesy of Bruno Ceschel