This issue includes an essay by Kobena Mercer entitled Fear of a Black Penis: White Violence and Phantasies of Race, an examination of the Rodney King beating, white violence and fantasies of race. Mercer discusses the Clarence Thomas hearings for the United States Supreme Court, as well as the relationship between psychoanalysis and cultural politics. Robert Taylor describes his experience living as a black gay man in England using several of his photographs. Fitzroy Long reflects on working in the darkroom with Barbara Curtin. Kevin Walker writes about Black photography in Switzerland. Also includes photographs by Joy Gregory and Franklyn Rodgers.
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