Robert Bagby Photographs and Other Material

Robert Bagby's Photographs Today

Robert Bagby, throughout his cosmopolitan and successful career—whether intentionally or not—captured a snapshot of the way the world was seen and understood in the near past. In particular, the images commissioned for commercial work seem to present us with a much more obvious depiction of the "other" and stereotypes of the time. These images function as windows into the past and encourage us to look at ourselves and at society: how have we grown and how do we perpetuate these stereotypes today? What can we do to change?