Robert Bagby Photographs and Other Material

A success in his field, Robert C. Bagby (1896-1972) traveled around the world helping to shoot advertisements for various companies and organizations. Awarded the title of "Fellow" in the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain in 1948, by 1953, he closed his firm in New York City and accepted a position at RIT in the university's School of Photography. To our twenty-first-century eyes, Bagby's photography seems to reveal much about the society, culture, and stereotypes of our Western world in regard to the "other."

Indigenous Americans: Erasing Cultures
People of Color: Stereotypes and Connotations
The Role of Women: To Be Seen or Heard? Why Not Both?
Romanticizing Island Life: Trouble in Paradise
Robert Bagby's Photographs Today