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jesuisperdu:

WHY DO PUBLICATIONS USE SO MANY WHITE ARTISTS TO SHOOT INTERNATIONALLY? IN VERMONT OR WEST VIRGINIA, I UNDERSTAND. BUT WITH CERTAIN COUNTRIES, EVEN IF THE WORK IS GOOD, ISN’T IT EXPLOITATIVE WITH A SHIT TON OF POSTCOLONIAL GAZE? I THINK YES, IT IS, EVEN IF IT IS FOR JOURNALISM OR IF IT IS ‘WELL-INTENTIONED.’ THERE IS SO MUCH MISSING CONTEXT THAT PEOPLE JUST IGNORE OR EXCUSE AND I CANNOT STAND BEHIND IT. “I JUST DON’T KNOW THAT MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS OF COLOR.” I’VE HEARD THAT BEFORE AND I THINK THAT IS JUST PURE LAZINESS ON THE PUBLICATION SIDE OF THINGS AND SHOWS HOW MUCH PRIVILEGE REALLY FACTORS IN WHEN IT COMES TO THE ARTS. THIS WILL BE MY LAST CAP LOCKS POST. YEA, YEA, I’M THE ‘BAD GUY’ FOR CALLING OUT SUBTLE AND NOT SO SUBTLE RACISM. I HAVE WANTED TO SCREAM ’TIL I PASS OUT, EVERYDAY, FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS. I AM STILL IN SHOCK AFTER FINDING OUT THAT A MURDERER’S FUND JUST MADE MORE MONEY THAN THE FUND FOR A UNARMED BLACK KID HE KILLED IN AMERICA. WHITE PRIVILEGE IS ONE THE MOST DANGEROUS FORCES IN AMERICA. IT IS POISON.