The Enfreakment of Photography

During research for my last major project, I came across a reference to this essay and then later located it in the Disability Studies Reader. In it, David Hevey looks at how, on the whole, disability imagery is oppressive to its subjects, regardless of the photographer’s intentions. Since the author is both a photographer and disabled himself, this essay has some valid insights into how disabled persons are portrayed in the media. Continue reading “The Enfreakment of Photography”

Diane Arbus and her ‘freaks’

Hevey then looks at Arbus. Since Arbus was drawn to marginalised people, and specifically those with physical or mental disability, she is a photographer who I also wanted to examine Continue reading “Diane Arbus and her ‘freaks’”