Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self
by Coco Fusco
Publisher's Description
Since the formation of the Union, race has been America's most challenging issue. The complex notions of heritage and culture, when combined with the virtues of fealty and familial love yield a tightly woven tapestry of identity—a tapestry of ideas that resembles a tangle of knots when examined closely. And photography has been the handmaiden of the gamut of ideas. As the editors put it, "Photographs have been used to present America as a haven for immigrants and a paradise of pioneers and entrepreneurs; yet photographs have also shown us a society fraught by racial conflict and struggles to transform the social order." Only Skin Deep—mounted at ICP in New York—is an ambitious attempt to untangle the knot we've tied.
ISBN: 0810946351
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Hardcover : 416 pages
Language: English
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