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. I’m also exploring appropriation myself, and discovering the carying degrees of it within this visual conversation.
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 add your point of view, please do not hesitate to pop me a message here or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we could work something out!
I still don’t know where my opinion is on this topic. I know a line should be drawn but I don’t know where…
This is a fascinating idea but I’m fully not into the way OP has chosen to include rational, intelligent statements from the ‘appropriated’, whilst seemingly deliberately allowing only for short, closed-off quotes from the ‘appropriating’.
I would like to see some variation in opinions and the way each side is presented, because I know many people of colour who do not believe cultural appropriation is a real or important thing; conversely I know many many privileged white girls who get so up in arms about it that they may explode. I know people who wear bindi, sari, etc, who would have really interesting things to say on why they choose to borrow from cultures other than their own, and I know members of those cultures who have nothing to say aside from “I don’t give a shit.”
This project is ongoing and that’s great, but how about some diversity in perspective from both sides of the fence.
I really like this project and I love how it’s presented so simply as to generate discussion. I agree with the commenter above me and I hope that as the photographer expands on the project, there will be more diversity in the appropriated vs appropriators.
I think it’s also a really good point that many privileged white girls get more upset about this kind of thing than some people of color. I personally struggle with the issue of when I need to shut up as a white person and when I need to speak up as an ally, especially on matters of appropriation, which can get so muddied at times.
Basically, I need to cut down on my blanket statements, as liberal and progressive as they may be. Everyone draws the line at different spots and it’s not my place to decide what spot is the “right” spot.
This is actually really interesting…. I don’t know where I stand.
some kid i sit behind in math just posted this to my senior class group.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH?????
seven more days of school with these fucks and i’m out
My 15 year old sister goes to an all girls school. Today she came home and told me as the senior prank the girls wrote a bunch of fake rumors about themselves and threw them all around the halls just like in Mean Girls. As the afternoon announcements came over the P.A the entire senior class was called into the auditorium to be lectured and talk about their problems.
THE IRONY IS TOO GOOD.
The best senior prank ever happened at my school today. There was a huge crowd of people in the hall standing around these two guys. The administrators thought it was a fight because of all the people crowded around them. After the administrators pushed everyone out of the way expecting to see a fight, they saw two guys sitting on the floor in the middle of the hallway playing chess
FUCKING THANK YOU.
there are young kids out there trying to find porn on youtube
one time my friend asked me to make a playlist for a road trip because their car radio didnt work so i made one that consisted of 14 different versions of party in the usa and long story short im not trusted with bringing music anymore