Indeterminacy: Thoughts on Time, the Image, and Race(ism)

MACK books, forthcoming, 2021

Indeterminacy: Thoughts on Time, the Image, and Race(ism)

by David Campany & Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

MACK books, forthcoming, 2021

In a series of written exchanges, David Campany and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa consider the options for photography in resistance to the oppressive orthodoxies of racial capital, conservative history, and neo-liberal visual culture. How does the essential indeterminacy of photography square with the need to work out alternative practices? How is visibility achieved beyond the consensual categories of the mass media and the commodification of art? What models are there for the making and reception of photographic books and exhibitions that might cultivate an active spectatorship beyond boutique consumerism? These urgent questions and more are discussed in a spirit of speculation and possibility, and in the light of signal events from the recent past.