A Brief History of African Stereotypes (pt. 1)


General Photography

John Edwin Mason just posted the first part of a series of articles on African stereotypes, paying particular attention to the continent’s photographic portrayal. The article concludes as follows: “I shouldn’t make it sound like the burden rests entirely on photographers. Viewers — that means all of us — have a responsibility to be aware of the visual culture in which we live and to understand how images can reveal truths and still tell lies.”