All posts tagged identity

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In the beginning

When I first heard of feminism, I thought it was about a group of aggressive, man hating women who thought that women were superior to men. Of course, I was […]

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In Space, No One Will Hear Star Wars Fans’ Scream: Why the Alien Franchise needs to Lead Science Fiction filmmaking

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ALIEN: COVENANT AHEAD Following the release of Alien: Covenant and Ridley Scott’s assertion that he’d like to continue building this franchise, it would seem to take precedence, […]

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RECLAIM THE CITY

London is a city well-known for resembling a machine. We follow implicit social rules, and it can often feel as if you’re just part of a crowd being dictated to […]

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It’s Time to Remove Labels

  Labels. Who needs them? While they might help clarify things for some people, I think they do more harm than good. I’m sure we all agree that sexuality is […]

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Victoria Miro Gallery Presents Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Portals

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a Los Angeles-based artist who relocated from Nigeria to the USA when she was sixteen, intuitively draws on historical, political and personal references within her artwork. This […]

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The Photographer’s Gallery Presents: Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity

In exploring the wealth of identity, the black dandyism exhibition at The Photographer’s Gallery serves to subvert the generalisations centred on black masculinity. Poignantly, the power lies within the subjects’ […]

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Black History Month through film

With Black History Month upon us now, an important time for learning and celebrating your past, I (a very white man) tasked myself with writing an article of relevance in […]

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Not to Be Reproduced, by Rene Magritte: The First Painting I Loved

There’s something very special about firsts. The fact that something can be newly experienced only once makes it a finite resource. Whilst we may continue to like that artist or […]

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Gentrification and Photography in East London

Recently East London has come under heavy scrutiny with regards to gentrification. Gentrification is the process of renewal that follows an influx of middle-class or affluent people into poorer areas […]