How Artists Change the World

David Brooks comments on Frederick Douglass’s strategic use of photographic portraiture to breakthrough common stereotypes. “Douglass was redrawing people’s unconscious mental maps. He was erasing old associations about blackness and replacing them with new ones.”

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