Twelve Gates Arts, a non profit gallery in Philadelphia, features exhibits from South Asian and other artists of color. By focusing on artists whose works speak to social injustices, Twelve Gates has established itself as a landmark gallery on the East Coast.
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Ajam rings in 2017 with the past year’s top ten articles.
These types of documentary ventures, both filmic and photographic, identify a racialized community as their subject, visibly recognizable by their visual characteristics. Despite this clear reliance on race, there is rarely much attention given to the issue of race itself. Instead, most tend to emphasize successful assimilation predicated on nationalist sentiments and champion the diversity of these communities. By ignoring race and its relationship to photography, we overlook crucial elements that have structured similar stories in the past.