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art history, enfreakment, “other”
During the American Civil Rights Era, photographic perception of disabled people shifted from constructs that empowered the abled “normal” to an empathetic awareness of social isolation and enfreakment. Through rhetorics of the stare, photographers demonstrated increased cognizance of what it meant to be an “other” in a society that valued homogeneity.
Figure 1 - Elliott Erwitt, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1950. © Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos, New York, New York
Figure 2 - Elliott Erwitt, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1950. © Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos, New York, New York
Figure 3 - Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, 1969. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Figure 4 - Garry Winogrand, London, 1967. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
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