London-based Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin open at Goodman Gallery with To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light.
The interrogation of prejudice as an inherent part of photography is the subject of this new body of work and, more directly, the role of the Polaroid Company in producing images for apartheid’s passbooks during the early 1970s. Early colour film was designed to capture white skin and the exhibition’s title “was originally the coded phrase used by Kodak to describe the capabilities of a new film stock developed in the early 1980s to address the inability of their earlier films to accurately render dark skin”. The exhibition combines found images, rescued artifacts and new photographic works. WHEN WHERE