Latinx Film and Media

I’m New Here: Black, Indigenous and Latinx Ecologies- Day 2

Aware that the lens can function as the tool of the voyeur, the artists instead choose a closeness and proximity with their subjects, whom they know intimately. The captions and writing about their subjects form the necessary context and consent for the art to have more value beyond aesthetics. The photographs have a texture through which you can almost hear the rustling of the leaves and the crashing of the waves. The viewer becomes immersed in a fluid space of Afro-Indigenous survivance and futurity. (185)

-Tatiana Esh, “Dark Chorus”

How do the written texts relate to the images? How do they complement each other? What other aspects are revealed when you look a the text and the images together?

Black and Indigenous Media Ecologies-Curators’ Statements

Presentation (s)

Hudson,Justin Real

Delossantos,Brianna Andrea

Workshop and Class Presentation


Steve Nuñez, Alison Arteaga

1. In pairs, observe, read the statement, and have a conversation about your assigned photographer using these questions as guidance:

What interests and intrigues you about their photos?

What details would you highlight?

What stories and questions emerge from it?

What type of relationship with the ecosystem can you trace?

Do you identify a commentary on colonialism? An alternative to colonial relationships? Explain

How does the photographer invite us to envision Black and Indigenous intimacy and futures?

2. Present your ideas to the class

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