In this issue of Afterimage (Volume 48, no. 1), several of our contributors—of reports, essays, features, peer-reviewed articles, and multiple book reviews—look at historical and current issues around the politics of race and knowledge production, as well as position contemporary artworks in relation to the Anthropocene. In the United States in recent months it has appeared as though some humans are in favor of the extinction of our species, or at least for forgoing certain elements of our common humanity. Myriad pieces in this issue tackle these challenging topics head on through careful consideration and adroit analysis.

Although many art events continue to be postponed or cancelled, some have pivoted quite successfully to online delivery, resulting in increased attendance and more widespread engagement. As an example, Nancy Keefe Rhodes shares the rich conversations that transpired during the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s online “Race, Activism and Photography: 2020 Social Justice...

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