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Dark Mirrors
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Dark Mirrors Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Dark Mirrors Stanley Wolukau-WanambwaDark Mirrors
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa


240 pages
140 × 220 mm
ISBN 9781913620394


Dark Mirrors assembles sixteen essays by photographer and critic Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa focusing on contemporary fine art photographic and video practices that are principally, though not exclusively, rooted in the United States, written between 2015 and 2021. Wolukau-Wanambwa analyses the image’s relationship to the urgent and complex questions that define our era, through the lens of artistic practices and works which insightfully engage with the ongoing contemporaneity of disparate histories and the ever-changing status of the visual in social life.

The book sets out an argument that one of the most dynamic sites of artistic invention in photographic practice over the past decade has been the photographic book, and thus many of the essays in the volume assess artistic works as they are bodied forth in that form. Among the recurrent themes that emerge from these rigorous, probing essays are the complex interrelationship of anti-blackness and visuality, the fragility and complexity of embodied difference in portraiture, the potency of verbal and visual media as social forms, and the politics of attention.

About the Artist
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a Ugandan-born British photographer, writer, and educator, living in the USA. His series One Wall a Web has been shown in a solo exhibition at Light Work in New York and the book of the work won the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award’s First PhotoBook Award.

About the Publisher
MACK is an independent art and photography publishing house based in London. Mack works with established and emerging artists, writers and curators, and cultural institutions, releasing between 20-25 books per year. The publisher was founded in 2010 in London by Michael Mack.

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