California photographers have discovered the Negro. In the Bay Area, it has become the fashion for photographers to drive in to town in their white Mustangs from the white suburbs to spend a couple of weekends walking up and down Fill more Street, and their Serious Social Statements, photographs of genuine, real live Negroes—a couple talking on a street corner, a group of women in their best hats congregating at a store front church, or children playing games on the sidewalk—have been shown recently in too frequent exhibits that mirror the condescension of both photographer and gallery director. These photographers know nothing of the lives of the people they have photographed. Most of them have little insight into people at all. They are simply tuning in to the current scene. They have certainly never talked with their subjects or visited in their homes, and, for all we learn from the

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