Art, Activism, Policy, Power: Expanding Views of Identity Concepts

Published October 27, 2022

Based on the themes in the MoCP exhibition Beautiful Diaspora/You Are Not the Lesser Part, this section of Arts, Activism, Policy, Power challenges students to broaden ways people are categorized or separated based on their nation, state, or cultural backgrounds. Students will engage with two artists in the exhibition who shun the label “minority,” and use photography to add visual presence to stories that fall outside of conventional representations of any one place or identity. This framework was built to encourage students to harness the power of self-authorship, while outlining ways that photography can be used as a tool to broaden preconceived notions of identity or belonging.