Visualizing Toxic Subjects

Stephanie Narrow: Admitted at: Calexico, Calif.

This image encourages a conversation about the state's role in creating and managing toxicity. Such an ID card would support James Scott's idea of state legibility of its subjects. Read more

Stephanie Narrow: Found Image: Beijing Before and After the Smog

I think it's interesting that this image provides different understandings and scales of toxicity. In the image of the "clear day" in Beijing, there is still a layer of smog floating above the...Read more

Chae Yoo: Visualizing Lead Risk

This image communicates the 'potential' of lead poisoning. I appreciated this image as an ethnographic object because, as the author points out, it represents the gap between reality and public...Read more

Toxicity: By Danny Hoffman

A photo essay on toxicity by Danny Hoffman.Read more

Alice Chen: Cisgender Fragility

As an anthropologist, this image could be considered a part of kinship studies and how we culturally produce normative family structures. Furthermore, these structure endure for generations. The...Read more

Diana Gamez: OXIC OVER-TIME

As a native of Los Angeles, I have witnessed the smog worsen over the years. These photographs serve to complicate and add nuance to how people have conceptualized smog as a problem in LA. In the...Read more

Fred Ariel Hernandez: SEN. JAMES INHOFE (R-OK) SNOWBALL IN THE SENATE (C-SPAN), FEB 26, 2015

I find this image "ethnographic" and to point to the author's familiarity with this video, down to the seconds, which represents an ethnography of temporality. As the process of cutting out just...Read more

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