30 Americans: Hank Willis Thomas

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6 Days to 30 Americans

(born 1976)

The world of advertising—and all the sociopolitical implications it has regarding race, gender, and class—provide the launching pad for Hank Willis Thomas’s bold photographs. Sometimes his works include autobiographical information, as in Priceless #1, which riffs off the famous MasterCard slogan (“There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s MasterCard.”), yet depicts the funeral of his murdered cousin, Songha Willis.

Learn more about the 30 Americans exhibition at http://arkansasartscenter.org/30-Americans.

To view Thomas’s work visit http://www.hankwillisthomas.com/.

Hank Willis Thomas

photo: Hank Willis Thomas

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