Monday, February 25, 2013

I Talk White

Rashid Johnson’s I Talk White, 2003 made quite the “talk”. His unique black and white photography work touched on a lot of race and racism and the importance of where the colors in the photograph sometimes do not literally mix in real, true life. The large scale photograph was sold at an auction on October 25th, 2008. 

The photograph itself looks as though someone took paste and went ahead and wrote “I TALK WHITE” on top of the photograph as if they were a two year old, and that is how the subject matter relates. It is a subject matter that we should not even have to deal with at this age. Minority should not even exist, but it does because we bring it up, and because we make a big deal of it. That is the only reason behind it all.

-Ally Parfene

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