Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Non-Whites and Whites
I selected all the non-white people (top picture) from 186 exposures over about 45 minutes. The scene is the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The bottom picture collects all the white people from the same session. A lot of times when I walk around, I think about what different people might notice and what they might remember of the day when they're drifting off to sleep. A botanist's store of images would be pretty different from that of a horny teenager's, for example. So for this pair of pictures, of course, I was thinking about race. The world, thought of in this way, is a bunch of overlapping places.