More Than You Notice: Photographic Reflections of Humanity and Socialization

If we look closely, photographs often reveal a more complicated story than first meets the eye. In the fall 2021 semester, students in the social work course “Power, Privilege, and Oppression” curated More Than You Notice: Photographic Reflections of Humanity and Socialization as part of a final project in which they applied course concepts to photographs from the Tang collection. Students distinguished factors such as race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, sexual orientation, and national origin, considered these various aspects of identity, interrogated points of inequality, and examined multicultural and intersectional strategies to respond to the works.

More Than You Notice presents varied representations of the ways in which systems of power, privilege, and oppression may be challenged or upheld. It invites visitors to consider, explore, and discuss multiple and complex ways in which generations of communities, historically and today, experience these systems as a part of socialization in the United States. It asks: what more is there to see?

More Than You Notice and the student-curators’ corresponding public presentations, to be held at the Tang on December 9, 2021, at 6 pm, together form the culminating project for the “Power, Privilege, and Oppression” class, taught by Skidmore Assistant Professor of Social Work June Paul. Student co-curators of the exhibition are Joseph Biddle, Bella Brickman, Isabella Broden, Zaye Buanno, Corey Carter, Coltrane Cho, Shannon Deneen, Elisia Foyle, Tess Gordon, Aleessea Joe, Ronnie Perez, Talia Remba, Isabel Ryen, Isaac Slater, Alyssa Sparrow, Julian Velez, Max Volk, Leah Whyte, Rimmele Wood.
Exhibition Name
More Than You Notice: Photographic Reflections of Humanity and Socialization
Exhibition Type
Student Curated
Group Exhibitions
Place
Payne Presentation Room
Dates
Dec 09 - Dec 12, 2021
Curators
More Than You Notice: Photographic Reflections of Humanity and Socialization is organized as part of a culminating project by students in the fall 2021 course “Power, Privilege, and Oppression,” taught by June Paul, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Skidmore College.
Artists
Merry Alpern, Kwame Brathwaite, Vivian Cherry, Larry Clark, Donna Ferrato, Nan Goldin, Walter Iooss, Jacques Lowe, Danny Lyon, Alice O'Malley, Gordon Parks, Ken Regan, August Sander, Isaac Scott, Stephen Shames, Erika Stone, Unrecorded artist
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