TheHapa project is a multiracial identity project that embodies diverseimages that represents portraits of people from different ethniccommunity. The project is a diversified of ethnic heritage withdifferent images photographed in comparablesimple style (Filbek,n,d). On the other hand, Casta painting, the threat of race arestartling paintings that attempts to portray the issue of race in thesociety (Casta, n.d). This essay therefore, attempts to analyze ofthe two paintings in terms of how they represent race, for whataudiences, and how this representation relates to the racialidentities of the makers, those represented, as well as, theaudiences.
TheHapa project represent diverse pictures from different culturalbackgrounds. The images represents people of diverse race or culture,and this attempts to respond sensitively to racial representation byembracing an extensive collection of racial homogeneity. Theportraits photographed havedissimilar words that identifies theracial of those represented. The paintings in this project promotescultural awareness and recognition of different multiracial groups.The representations relates to the racial identities of the maker andthose embodied. It further reveals that the maker wanted to targetaudience from diverse cultures and reveal their racial identity. Themaker had exploited racial pride in order to generate consciousconsumption hence, promoting significant meaning of race in thecontemporary world.
CastaPainting-Threat of Race
TheCasta painting reflect cultural values and culture serves as atechnique of creating sense or the meaning of the world. For example,the images provide the audience with maps of meaning or frameworksfor classifying the world according to their culture, race andbeliefs. Therefore, these paintings relate to the racial orcultural/ethnic identities of the maker. In other words, the maker ofthe images is a personwell-versed with culture. The dressing style ofthe people in the paintings clearly demonstrates the cultural way ofdressing (Filbek, n,d).The intended audiences or those representedhave authenticated and reinforced principles or cultural beliefs.
Althoughthe audiences may not absolutely understand the meaning behind thetwo paintings, the makers of the two paintings were certainly tryingto both evoke and express the issues of race in the society. Perhaps,the two paintings depicts the reality of lives for the audiences,those represented and maker of the paintings.
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