Blue Black Case Study

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There is lot’s to be seen in photographs and lots to be said as well. The case in the NYT about Glen Ligon and his curated show Blue Black starts of with a thought provoking sentence, “Colour is beautiful.” For me, this sentence is true but it’s only one side of the story. Yes, colour is beautiful, but it can lead to some really ugly things especially when it’s the colour of someone’s skin. The pieces covered in this article individually and as a group paint a beautiful but jarring image of what being black in America means.
The ethical issues surrounding these pieces are brought to light by what’s been happening recently, as well as how thoughtfully they were placed. There have been increasing amounts of race based tension; tension about
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