“Kodak moments” should have been available to everyone, since before there was a Kodak

Sharing this spectacular gallery of tintype-style photographs from the AFROPUNK festival not only because the images and their subjects are GLORIOUS. In this gallery, Brazilian-born fashion/culture photographer Driely Schwarz offers a drop of corrective to an injustice that dates to the beginning of photography, and demonstrates the problem maybe need not have existed in the first place. It’s not only technology that created obstacles, but a culture which elevates whiteness and disregards people of color.

Remember that a key aspect of privilege is ignorance about stuff that doesn’t affect you directly. Learn more about this longtime, ongoing problem in this excellent roundup with many embedded links.  (Be sure you don’t miss the powerful, personal testimony by writer/photographer Syreeta McFadden.)

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About amywinns

Semi-snarky, semi-sincere, occasionally ranting, always paying attention. Feminist who can work a skirt and crack a joke. Grammar nerd who is also fun at parties. Mid-career writer/editor with 15 years’ experience in newspapers & magazines who now helps developers at a major media corporation communicate with the suits who write the checks. Pro-women, pro-family, pro-choice, pro-workingclass, pro-entrepreneur, pro-farmer. Like every other bourgeois Brooklynite, I choose local/organic/raw food — mostly vegetables — whenever possible/reasonable/affordable but I’m not a smug asshole about it. Hometown: Atlanta. Weird hobby: lindy hop. No pets, no kids, no thanks.
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