Photography, Authority and Race

By Allen Murabayashi

Photo by Charles Moore

I am troubled by what I have seen.

In recent weeks, we have witnessed terrible, on-going episodes within our borders through photos and video that speak volumes about the tragedy of race. Racism is as old as human history, and there is a long, rich history of capturing race conflicts in the US by photographers like Charles Moore, Bruce Davidson, Gordon Parks and others. But in this post 9/11 world, the balance of power has shifted towards authority – militarized officers outfitted with high-powered machine guns and body armor straight out of central casting for a Michael Bay film who seemingly …read more

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