Bearing Witness
 
Renty
The Other = refers to that which is 'other' than the concept being considered. The term often means a person other than oneself, and is often capitalised. The Other is singled out as different.
 
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J.T. Zealy, Renty, African born slave, 1850.  Daguerreotype.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethnographic Studies

ethnogoraphy = descriptive anthropology

 

Attributed to Frederick Christian Lewis, Portrait of Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman a.k.a. The Hottentot Venus, 1810.

Lithograph of Nicolas Huet le Jeune’s painting of Sawtche Baartman, 1815.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malayan Male
John Lamprey, Front and Profile Views of a Malayan Male, c. 1868 – 1869.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couple from New Caldonia, 19th century
Photographer Unknown, Brinjara and Wife from The People of India, 1868.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Agassiz

Ornithology collection at Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvard zoologist, Louis Agassiz intended these photographs to be read as scientific evidence for polygenesis, the idea that human races had separate origins and were thus inescapably and irrevocably different.
 
theory of special creation = belief that races were created at different times and in different parts of the world

 



Delia

J.T. Zealy, "Drana. country born, daughter of Jack, Guinea. Plantation of B.F. Taylor Esq. Columbia S.C.," 1850.  Daguerreotype.
J.T. Zealy, "Drana. country born, daughter of Jack, Guinea. Plantation of B.F. Taylor Esq. Columbia S.C.," profile, 1850.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delia

Delia

J.T. Zealy, "Delia, country born of African partents, daughter of Renty, Congo," 1850.  Daguerreotype.
J.T. Zealy, "Delia, country born of African partents, daughter of Renty, Congo," profile, 1850.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack

Renty
J.T. Zealy, "Renty, Congo, B.F. Taylor, Esq. Columbia, S.C.," 1850.  Daguerreotype.
J.T. Zealy, "Renty, Congo, B.F. Taylor, Esq. Columbia, S.C.," profile, 1850.  Daguerreotype.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack

Renty
J.T. Zealy, "Jack (driver), Guinea. Plantation of B. F. Taylor, Esq. Columbia, S.C.," 1850.  Daguerreotype.
J.T. Zealy, "Jack (driver), Guinea. Plantation of B. F. Taylor, Esq. Columbia, S.C.," profile, 1850.  Daguerreotype.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack

Renty
J.T. Zealy, [George] "Fassena (carpenter) Mandingo, plantation of Col. Wade Hampton, near Columbia, South Carolina," 1850.  Daguerreotype.
J.T. Zealy, "Fassena (carpenter) Mandingo, plantation of Col. Wade Hampton, near Columbia, South Carolina," profile, 1850.  Daguerreotype.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack
Renty
J.T. Zealy, "Jem, Gullah, belonging to F.W.Green, Columbia, S.C.," 1850. Daguerreotype.
J.T. Zealy, "Jem, Gullah, belonging to F.W.Green, Columbia, S.C.," profile, 1850. Daguerreotype.
J.T. Zealy, "Jem, Gullah, belonging to F.W.Green, Columbia, S.C.," back, 1850. Daguerreotype.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack
Renty
J.T. Zealy, "Alfred, Foulah, belonging to I. Lomas, Columbia, S.C.," profile, 1850.  Daguerreotype.
J.T. Zealy, "Alfred, Foulah, belonging to I. Lomas, Columbia, S.C.," back, 1850.  Daguerreotype.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art or Science?

 

Nadar, Maria, 1856 - 1859.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995 - 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995 - 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995 - 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995 - 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995 - 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995 - 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995 - 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995 - 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995 - 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995 - 1996.