The Image of Whiteness, King's College London

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


In this seminar Daniel C. Blight will discuss the relationship between photography and racial whiteness. Despite the history and theory of photography’s critical turn to questions of colonialism, imperialism and race, these important discourses have left the visual logic of racial whiteness largely unexamined. Drawing on research in sociology of race, critical philosophy of race and critical whiteness studies, Blight will consider the visual dimensions of the invention of racial whiteness, the notion of seeing whiteness photographically, and the differences between white racial knowledge and white racial understanding. The presentation will be visually led, with a number of images and photographs centred in the discussion.
Period28 Mar 2022
Held atKing's College London, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Photography
  • Race
  • Racial Whiteness
  • Sociology of Race
  • Critical Whiteness Studies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Colonialism
  • Art History
  • Visual Culture
  • Orientalism