On Censorship

Fall 2021

For the Brown University class Censorship in the Arts, the booklet On Censorship was created as part of a semester-long investigation into the censorship of Robert Mapplethorpe’s 1989 retrospective, The Perfect Moment. Halftones are gradually applied to Mapplethorpe’s photographs in order to emulate both the blurring and disfigruing effect of censorship as well as to question the meaning behind the purposefully provocative nature of Mapplethorpe’s work.