Chicago: Three artists challenging African-American stereotypes

Three photographers are exhibiting work that confronts the way African-Americans are often perceived in art, the workplace, and through their physical appearance.

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Alanna Airitam / Endia Beal / Medina Dugger

The work, by artists Alanna Airitam, Endia Beal and Medina Dugger can be seen in an exhibition called How do you see me? at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.

Here is a selection of highlights.

The Golden Age, by Alanna Airitam

Alanna Airitam addresses the absence of black people in the history of Western art, with rare appearances showing dark-skinned people “represented in paintings and films as domestic workers, slaves or barbarians”.

In her series The Golden…

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