From the Daily Utah Chronicle (University of Utah’s independent student publication):
In a recent lecture at the University of Utah, Emory professor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson challenged her audience to decode public images of disability and analyze the cultural messages embedded within them. Her remarks were part of the university’s first annual Disability Studies Forum.
Among the images Garland-Thomson displayed were photographs of conjoined twin slaves, a paraplegic Playboy model, a Barbie doll that uses a wheelchair, and contemporary portraiture. She discussed how different techniques, such as posing in a different way, could give the subject of the portrait dignity, value and recognition.