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Hank Willis Thomas on the Power of Photography to Create Myths (Audio)

Interview by David Walker



As the son of photography historian and curator Deborah Willis, Thomas learned early that photographs are easily mistaken for objective documents. That was particularly destructive to African Americans in the middle of the last century, and photographs still haven't lost their power to mislead, he argues in this audio clip.  (Read PDN's profile of Hank Willis Thomas here.)

Related:
Hank Willis Thomas on His "Branded" Series (audio clip)
Hank Willis Thomas on His "Unbranded" and "Rebranded" Projects (audio clip)
Hank Willis Thomas on Truth, Lies and Advertising (profile)

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