26/08/2006

White, too white

Thanks to this review in Weltwoche, I found out about a photo exhibition in Hamburg which I will not be able to see despite of its rather disconcerting effect. The exhibition consists of portrait studies by Andreas Deffner of Indians who are suffering from albinism. This would be rather innocent by itself, were it not for the powerful racial - or racist? - allusions the images work on. Whiteness as a genetic disorder for once. Rather daring - and bold is the critic who dares to venture into this minefield.

1 comment:

Smaran said...

Chris, it's racist, if you make it racist. Else it's just an exhibition. There are many Indian albinos. I've seen loads. In fact, one of my guards was one, and a classmate of mine too.