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To ‘Other’ someone, also known as ‘Othering’, is to view or treat a person/a group of people as different from and alien to oneself. Despite the insurgence of individuals educating themselves on such terms and ‘humbly’ deciding to post their ‘unlearning’ process on their social media pages for all to see, one cannot help but wonder whether this action is a deliberate attack against someone or an unconscious bias that many inherently have within them.

I will not seek to answer this question in this article, but instead, want to encourage those reading to critically and as much as possible…


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I feel like there are many layers to this conversation regarding the ethics of documentary storytelling, its more complex than a simple ‘unlearning’ of years and years of intersections of gazes. It is also a little more complex than confronting ones own colonial or western gaze.

To recognise ones privilege and try to confront it is commendable but easy. …

Anne Nwakalor

Anne Nwakalor is a Critical Writer, usually writing on topics such as ‘Othering’ ‘Exoticism’ and Colonialism within the Photography industry.

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