Episode 42: My White Friends (Seeing White, Part 12)

July 12, 2017

For years, Myra Greene had explored blackness through her photography, often in self-portraits. She wondered, what would it mean to take pictures of whiteness? For her friends, what was it like to be photographed because you’re white? With another conversation between host John Biewen and series collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika.

Photo: Matt Geesaman, Chicago, 2009. By Myra Greene.

Download a transcript of the episode.


Myra Greene’s website

My White Friends sample photos, Myra Greene’s site

New York Times, My White Friends Lens blog post

Myra Greene’s My White Friends Artist Talk, Center for Documentary Studies

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2 comments on “Episode 42: My White Friends (Seeing White, Part 12)

  1. Molly Nov 5, 2017

    I love Myra’s project. Talking about race, bias, and advantage can be very uncomfortable for us white people. Listeners must look at the photos, they are so gentle and lovingly created.

  2. Pete Haskell Dec 17, 2017

    How would you feel being a while person as a Minority? I think this is a very interesting question as it is inevitable that it will happen by the year 2040 white people will be in the minority and will decrease so will this be beneficial to white people detrimental to white people or not affect white people at all