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David LaChapelle United Kingdom, 2005

dAlton Anthony's rating of the film Rize

These stars are for the culture, not necessarily the production. This kind of exposure comes with a double edge sword...on the one hand it helped several of the performers/creators of the art form build their careers in ways that are far from insignificant. On the other, it has led to the commercialization, objectification and ossification of black culture. The threat and seduction of the white gaze is a constant.