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Staring Back and Forth: The Photographs of Kevin Connolly

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ann E. Millett-Gallant , Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Kevin Connolly, who was born without legs, photographs people staring at him around the world. The photographs represent staring as a multi-cultural and multi-generation act. In this paper, I discuss the phenomena of staring in art and everyday life, from perspectives of art history and disability studies, in relationship to Connolly's photographs. I argue that Connelly's photographs reveal an embodied perspective and subject position of disability through staring back.

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Publication
Disability Studies Quarterly
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Photography, disability, Kevin Connolly