In the history of black America, the image of the mortal,
wounded, and dead black body has long been looked at by others
from a safe distance. Courtney Baker questions the relationship
between the spectator and victim and urges viewers to move beyond
the safety of the "gaze" to cultivate a capacity for humane
insight toward representations of human suffering. Utilizing the
visual studies concept termed the "look," Baker interrogates how... more...