Episode 42: My White Friends (Seeing White, Part 12)

July 12, 2017

For years, Myra Greene had explored blackness through her photography, often in self-portraits. She wondered, what would it mean to take pictures of whiteness? For her friends, what was it like to be photographed because you’re white? With another conversation between host John Biewen and series collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika.

Photo: Matt Geesaman, Chicago, 2009. By Myra Greene.


Myra Greene’s website

My White Friends sample photos, Myra Greene’s site

New York Times, My White Friends Lens blog post

Myra Greene’s My White Friends Artist Talk, Center for Documentary Studies

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  1. Molly Nov 5, 2017

    I love Myra’s project. Talking about race, bias, and advantage can be very uncomfortable for us white people. Listeners must look at the photos, they are so gentle and lovingly created.

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