• Your Skin Has the Power to Protect You (detail), from Unbranded, 2008. Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976). Digital chromogenic print; 65 1/2 x 51 1/2 in. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2012.63 © Hank Willis Thomas.

How Advertising Sold Race

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Photography Galleries

With all identifying text and logos removed, the advertising images in Hank Willis Thomas’ series Unbranded become an exploration of the changing (or unchanging) generalizations surrounding race, culture, and identity. Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography, delves into the issues raised by Thomas’ altered advertisements with former advertising executive, photography collector, and Transformer Station co-founder Fred Bidwell. Free.