The rise of visual culture-

e rise of visual culture-

Our beliefs, values and other frames of reference by which we make sense of the world.

Situated culture-shapes our culture, situated culture is an oral one, it is passed on by word of mouth.

Yes culture has a lot to do with the way we look at things.

Vesta Tilley


Publicity photograph of Vesta Tilley as a man, late 19th century

Vesta Tilley was a male impersonator from the music halls. Born in Worcester in 1864

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In that era a women who smoked in public would have provoked outrage, but when vesta tilly appeared on stage dressed as a dandified gentleman with a cigarette between her teeth, she induced laughter.

At the time few women smoked and even fewer dared to be seen smoking  in public.

Visual culture at the time dictated that women did not smoke, it was a male thing.

my cultural back ground and struggle against it-

What its like to be a woman in India.

Visual culture(India)-a women seen smoking, wearing western cloths, being self assertive, going out on her own, having an alcoholic drink-(ideology)-she must be of ill repute and hence ridiculed.

Being half British, and dressing as I pleased. I was ridiculed for most of my life. Before I even reached puberty I was labelled as having a loose character. Just because I was different.

If a women is dressed in a way in which she looks sexy, modern or stands out from the crowd(ideology)-she is asking for trouble.

Hopefully this ideology will change as Indian women fight back.



For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

For All the World to See is the first comprehensive museum exhibition to explore the historic role played by visual images in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for civil rights in the United States.

Organizing Institutions: Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.


Curator: Maurice Berger, Research Professor, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC


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In September 1955, shortly after Emmett Till was murdered by white supremacists in Money, Mississippi, his grieving mother, Mamie Till Bradley, distributed to newspapers and magazines a gruesome black-and-white photograph of his mutilated corpse. Asked why she would do this, Mrs. Bradley explained that by witnessing, with their own eyes, the brutality of segregation and racism, Americans would be more likely to support the cause of racial justice and equality. “Let the world see what I’ve seen,” was her reply. The publication of the photograph transformed the modern civil rights movement, inspiring a new generation of activists to join the cause.


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