Can Photos Lie?- Images from the Colonial Imaginary

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  1. A slightly different angle on this is how perceptions of social groups today depend on photos, especially “fashion”, and how we all seem to be putting ourselves in a group by the way we choose to dress. We’re all a bit like Sam Ofusu.

    Does that make the fashion industry a form of colonialism? I don’t think so, but there’s always been a status effect, and sometimes that has led to sumptuary laws to protect the high-status clothing style. And we can see some of that in how we are expected to dress for certain kinds of job. Some of the boundaries are blurring, and over the last century some closely-defined styles have almost vanished, or shifted to a new purpose.

    Are we colonialists now, or have we just always been people?

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