In her article on the role of photographic technologies and chemicals in the representation of various racial tones, Lorna Roth shows clearly how the perception of various races is shaped by unconscious and conscious choices. On the one hand, technologies–like chemicals and color pigments for photography have their limits, and thankfully they can change over time. But on the other hand, someone has to make the choice to push the technology forward. And so, we can see that better representations of people of color in film have been a combination of both technology and choices. In a recent video, (see below)Will Nicols explains what is at stake in these representations. Let’s talk more about this in class. But for now, I want you to write about your own personal experience with this issue. Wherever you are coming from, whatever race, doesn’t matter. Can you relate to this?
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