"A general imperial right to seize and take was practiced as given and unlimited. The use of the camera was built on this right to take-to take photographs in worlds that were "opened up" for them by imperial agents who socialized them to see this right as inalienable, given to them for the sake of humanity..."
Ariella Aisha Azoulay, Potential History, Unlearning Imperialism
This body of work addresses the history of representation, and the contemporary evolution of concepts regarding identity. I explore the white gaze and the power dynamics within the history of photography in relation to photographs of Peru taken by well-known photographers. These images are created by combining photographs, prints, ads, paintings and books.
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