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A Photographer On Race, Queerness, And The American South


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Pia Peterson
Tommy Kha
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Steven Yeun
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Positivity     51.00%   
   Negativity   49.00%
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SOURCE: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/piapeterson/tommy-kha-southern-asian-american-photos
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Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies.“I’m making work for people who look like me and people who are so tired of these systems. About five years ago — who knows, time has collapsed around me — I was introduced to a Magnum photographer I really admired who told me that I couldn't make work in the South because Eggleston had done it all and my work wouldn’t matter.That’s really frustrating. I’m making work for people who look like me and people who are so tired of these antiquated systems that have never valued us at all. I understand so much of those differences now, but not being able to voice those things I had experienced after the Atlanta shooting, that feeling of not being able to voice my own experience, stems from being seen as submissive, passive.Has that experience manifested itself in your work?When I went to grad school at Yale, I wanted to make every kind of picture. I’m grateful for supportive friends and editors who allow me to go out there and make the work I want to be making. I want to make pictures.After Return to Sender was shared so widely, did it change how you made work?Even though I had success with that body of work, I was frustrated because I had just graduated from Yale. And it’s also about seeing myself age, how the picture-making changes over time, how reflective it can be. I’ve been experimenting with outsourcing or having my friends make pictures themselves based on my directions as I couldn’t physically leave my apartment.During school, I wanted to make work in Memphis, and my white classmates were telling me I couldn't do that because I wasn’t Black. I didn’t show those pictures for years because of that unnecessary comment.How are you feeling about the work you’ve made in the last few years?I’ve spent time rethinking about what has been more important to me now that I’m not in the same place as I was before the pandemic.

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