Alexey Sorokin

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

“These photographs are ripostes to the anthropological images of ‘natives’ made by Europeans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Those photographs, in which the subjects had no say in how they were seen, did much to shape the Western world’s idea of Africans. Something changed when Africans began to take photographs of one another: You can see it in the way they look at the camera, in the poses, the attitude.” Teju Cole • New York Times Magazine