Bell hooks | Interview by bell hooks with Lisa Jones

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SOURCE: "Rebel Without a Pause," in VLS, No. 109, October 1992, p. 10.

In the following interview, Jones and hooks discuss how contemporary media portray black men and women.

It began, as it often does, with a photograph. Cultural critic/feminist poobah bell hooks received a postcard of a 19th century black Indian woman. The photograph bewitched hooks: how direct the woman's gaze was, how contemporary she looked. Every detail of her visual persona challenged simplistic constructions of black identity. To hooks, the photo underscores how representations of race in mass media, though très chic, still fail to envelop the complexity of black lives and viewpoints. When we see black images, on screen, in advertising, and in fashion magazines, what are we looking at, hooks asks, and what's missing from the frame? This meditation hatched Black Looks, hooks's latest, and what may be...

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