Producciones de Arte y Pensamiento, S.L.
EXIT #81 - Blackness
|Editorial||Producciones de Arte y Pensamiento, S.L.|
|Year||Febrero / 2021|
|Language||Spanish / English|
|Format||Rustic with cover|
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A new EXIT, this time with two covers, to begin and end with the best images.
A look towards and from blackness. In EXIT 81 we have addressed the subject of blackness from a broad and complex sensibility. Throughout the issue, we have dealt with notions such as the construction of the (political) black body, the awareness of blackness as identity or the expression and experience of the ever-present structural racism.
Photography as failure for self-representation (particularly of black people) is the issue that Leigh Raiford introduces in a text focused on Erica Deeman and her enthusiasm around the expansion of photography as a field; Esther (Mayoko) Ortega y Rubén H. Bermúdez discuss about the transformations that afro-spaniard photography has experienced. In the section dossier we find very plural perspectives on the theme: the Jaimaican Portraits by Albert Chong; the Americas series by Lyle Ahston Harris oriented on the terms whiteface and blackface; Seydou Keïta’s classic portraits in Mali; the Afropean series by Johny Pitts, interested in documenting the everyday of black diaspora in Europe, trying not to fall in exoticization or mannerism; Carrie Mae Weems’ work, which problematizes the concept of ‘people of colour’ addressing the Afro-American community; the Reducción series by Felipe Romero Beltrán, focused on police violence suffered by the black community in cities like Madrid; the practice of Andrew Jackson, who explores the intersection between britishness, class and masculinity; or Project Diaspora by Omar Victor Diop, a work where he claims the narratives of historically relevant African people outside of Africa.
In Portfolio, the section where we give space to the most interesting photographers from the latest generations, we present Virginia Villacilsa, Catarina Osorio de Castro, Bénédicte Blondeau and Federica Landi.
EXIT 81 shows that, despite nobody is neither absolutely black nor purely white, colour seems to draw too much attention.
Dark, almost black
Leigh Raiford. Shifting Photography’s Grounds
Esther (Mayoko) Ortega and Rubén H. Bermúdez. What connect us
Terje Abusdal, Lyle Ashton Harris, Bénédicte Blondeau, Albert Chong, Angelica Dass, Erica Deeman, Adji Dieye, Agnes Essonti, Rubén H. Bermúdez, Andrew Jackson, Seydou Keïta, Federica Landi, Felipe Romero Beltrán, Tiffany López Ganet, Carrie Mae Weems, Megane Mercury, Zanele Muholi, Catarina Osorio de Castro, Johny Pitts, Heidi Ramírez, Omar Victor Diop, Virginia Villacisla.