Per una fotografia decoloniale: verso un approccio critico, situato e partecipativo alla memoria dei corpi subalterni

Nicola Lo Calzo (École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy)

Abstract

This contribution proposes a reflection on decolonial photography conceived as a reflexive artistic practice in permanent dialogue with the human sciences, such as history, anthropology and photographic theory, as well as with queer, feminist and post-colonial studies. Through an interdisciplinary and situated approach based on the concepts of micro-history, subalternity, coloniality, positionality, participation, agency, care contract, body-archive and queer posture, photography can shape a critical discourse on the subaltern worlds, resulting in an ethic and denormative epistemiological aesthetics.

DOI: 10.4424/rsf2021-8

Keywords

Colonialism; Post-colonialism; Decolonization; Queer posture; Body-archive; Slavery; Memory; Empowering.

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