Bayeté Ross Smith
Our Kind of PeopleOur Kind of People Part OneOur Kind of People Part FourOur Kind of People Part ThreeOur Kind of People Part SixOur Kind of People Part SevenOur Kind of People Part FiveDisIntegration: The Splintering of Black americaDisIntegration on The Colbert ReportDisIntegration on The Colbert ReportDisIntegration on The Colbert Reportcolor blind, the bookOur Kind Of People, Part Three Image SixOur Kind Of People, Part Three, Image FourOur Kind Of People, Part Three, Image ThreeOur Kind Of People, Part Three, Image OneOur Kind Of People, Part Three, Image TwoOur Kind Of People, Part Three Image FiveOur Kind Of People, Part  One, Image OneOur Kind Of People, Part  One, Image TwoOur Kind Of People, Part One Image FiveOur Kind Of People, Part  One, Image ThreeOur Kind Of People, Part One Image SixOur Kind Of People, Part  One, Image FourOur Kind Of People, Part Four, Image OneOur Kind Of People, Part Four, Image TwoOur Kind Of People, Part Four Image ThreeOur Kind Of People, Part Four, Image FourOur Kind Of People, Part Four Image FiveOur Kind Of People, Part Four Image SixOur Kind Of People, Part Five Image ThreeOur Kind Of People, Part Five Image TwoOur Kind Of People, Part Five Image OneOur Kind Of People, Part Five Image FourOur Kind Of People, Part Five Image FiveOur Kind Of People, Part Five Image SixOur Kind Of People, Part Seven Image OneOur Kind Of People, Part Seven Image TwoOur Kind Of People, Part Seven Image ThreeOur Kind Of People, Part Seven Image FourOur Kind Of People, Part Seven Image FiveOur Kind Of People, Part Seven Image SixOur Kind Of People, Part Six Image FiveOur Kind Of People, Part Six Image OneOur Kind Of People, Part Six Image TwoOur Kind Of People, Part Six Image ThreeOur Kind Of People, Part Six Image SixOur Kind Of People, Part Six Image Four
DisIntegration and Our Kind Of People
Images from the "Our Kind of People" series have been selected for The cover of, DisIntegration: The Splintering of Black America by Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Eugene Robinson

The “Our Kind Of People” series examines how clothing, ethnicity and gender affect our ideas about identity, personality and character. The subjects in this work are dressed in clothing from their own wardrobes. The outfits are worn in a style and fashion similar to how that person would wear them in daily life. I have kept the lighting and facial expressions the same in each photograph, changing only the clothing and race. Devoid of any context for assessing the personality of the individual in the photograph, the viewer projects her or his own cultural biases on each photograph.
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