Cultural Appropriation: A conversation by Sanaa Hamid
This body of work is an exploration of the extent of cultural appropriation and encourages a discussion about it. I give the appropriator and the appropriated the opportunity to defend themselves and create a dialogue between them, while maintaining a neutral stance myself. I am not attacking those who appropriate, merely educating and creating awareness. Neutrality is key in this series, as i remove myself from my political and social status and opinions, stripping the problem to the most basic issue; taking an item that means a great deal to somebody and corrupting it.
“I’d like to make this a long term exploration, with a lot more participants as a form of generation-wide debate. If you’d like to be photographed to give your point of view, please do not hesitate to pop me an email at email@example.com.” - Sanaa Hamid
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