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Perception: A Photo Series

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Tired of reading negative and disparaging remarks directed at Indigenous people of Winnipeg in the press and social media, artist KC Adams created a photo series that presented another perspective. Called “Perception Photo Series,” it confronted common stereotypes of First Nation, Inuit and Metis people to illustrate a more contemporary truthful story. First appearing on b ...more
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by HighWater Press (first published July 3rd 2019)
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Luanne Ollivier
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No matter what you think - you've done it, I've done it. Made a snap judgement about someone based on an initial look or meeting. And how many times have you been wrong?

KC Adams has just released Perception: A Photo Series - 'a project to combat racism and present First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in the way they see themselves.' This was initially a project in Winnipeg.

Two photos. First you see the one taken while hateful words are hurled at the sitter. And on the following page, the same p
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Laura
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
KC Adams had had enough. She was tried of hearing all the racist language used against indigenous peoples, both online and in the newspapers. So she came up with a photo essay, where she would show an angry, sullen face of someone who was Indigenous, and then show their smiling face. The first photo would be labeled with the hateful words. The smiling one, labeled with who he or she really is.

The joy of the second photos contrasted with the first is amazing. It is almost like two different peopl
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Fern Adams
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book and a real conversation starter. K.C. Adams explores stereotypes of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people through portrait photography. What started off as a social media and poster project at bus stops has now been turned into a book as she photographs people with assumptions that have been made about them written next to the photo before showing the real person and who they really are. It’s a very simple but overwhelming creative and effective idea. It’s made me reflec ...more
Karen
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
KC Adams was inspired to create an art installation to get people talking about making negative assumptions about others based on race. On one side, Adams shows each person in a negative light with a derogatory term... then on the other, each oration was told to think of positive things and another image is made along with a description of who each person actually is. These are a great reminder to never assume you know who someone may be based on appearances or heritage.

Thank you to Portage & M
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Jon
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The critical essay, foreword by Katherena Vermette, and the preface by the author add insightful commentary to this exceptional series of portraits.
Kathy
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I admire what KC Adams did when she kept hearing disparaging remarks and slurs against the Native peoples of Canada. As an indigenous person herself, she too, had been subjected to mistreatment and prejudice just be being someone who looks different. She was determined to find a way to get people's perceptions to change. The Native/indigenous people and their cultures were here to stay and non-Native people had to come to terms with and accept that. Adams choose to use her skill as a photographe ...more
Montzerat
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"For Indigenous artists, socially engaged art is more than a yearning to make right in society; it is also about their own relationships to the land, and a way to personally and collectively heal from the negative impact of colonization. It requires making art in a good way, grounded in culture, community, and kinship ties." - Cathy Mattes ...more
Kim
A powerful collection of photographs that forces the reader to confront the dangers of surface-level assumptions. This would be an excellent resource to include in any student exploration of race relations or unconscious bias.
Pam
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Deserves a wide audience. I certainly plan to share it with family, friends and colleagues. This is an important work with high accessibility. I hope to see it in every high school and hope it’s made part of curriculum.
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Absolutely loved this book 📚 💕
Michelle Good
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is brilliantly conceived and manifested. It is a neutral platform that lets truth stand for itself. Important, beautiful, skillful art. Exceptional!
SM Zalokar
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
KC Adams for Prime Minister!
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Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing portrayal of the indigenous community. The emotions displayed by each individual are clearly defined. I hiighly recommend this resource be placed in all libraries and used to dispel racism and discriminatory ideas.
#Kcadams #netgalley
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Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We hear the saying, “A picture can say a thousand words” quite often, but sometimes we don’t take the time to actually look at what we are seeing and what it is saying. Sometimes photographs are taken for fun, with no real meaning behind them. But there are times when a photograph is taken for a purpose, taken to deliver a message. KC Adams, with Perception, is doing just that. She is not only delivering a message, she is also making a statement in order to break down the racial prejudices and s ...more
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