Arena for Contemporary African, African-American and Caribbean Art

Author: Deborah Willis

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Hank Willis Thomas, an interview


“One of the aspects that I love about your work is how you use the archive, and time you spending going through the collection. You understand the importance of the visual archive because you want to examine how it reshapes the past. In addition I am interested in how you identify, locate and preserve these photographs and visual narratives. You take the text away from the advertisement in order to bring forward new information. You have this combination of not only locating the actual image, but you are also preserving that image and preserving a memory.”

Deborah Willis on the work of Hank Willis Thomas.

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