Exploring Our Mixed Race Identity through Ceramics and Photography
“We need to set aside the obvious assumptions of visual identity that is merely skin deep,” says writer and ceramics artist Heidi McKenzie in the February issue of Ceramics Monthly.
These assumptions do not enable us to appreciate the complexity of our true and complete selves.
Click here to read her complete article, Paradox: Identity and Belonging where she highlights the work of several mixed race ceramic artists.
Of additional note on the topic is photographer Martin Schoeller. In 2013 his series The Changing Face of America was featured in National Geographic. This series of photographs explores the visual power of mixed race individuals and highlights a comparison of self-identification with Census check boxes.