Black and White
Published October 23, 2019
Black and White, 1926, a photographic print by Man Ray
"The striking faces of the pale model and the dark mask have a doubling effect. This repetition is a reminder that a photograph is a double of what it represents, namely, a sign or an index of reality. In Surrealism the act of doubling indicates that we are all divided subjects made up of the conscious and unconscious." (arthistoryproject.com)
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Man Ray wasn’t his real name. Born into a Russian-Jewish immigrant family, they had to change Emmanuel Radnitzky to Emmanuel Ray, due to the fear of anti-Semitism. The name Man Ray was a result of shortening his nickname, Manny, to Man.
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What does the iconic photo of a sleeping woman and a African mask mean?