Historian Tina M. Campt began her career by using oral history interviews to consider the lives of black Germans under the Third Reich. Since then, she has become one of the most innovative scholars of photography. In this interview, Campt discusses her most recent book, Listening to Images, and the connections between oral history and working with archives of photographs. Campt describes how practices of dispossession link up with the ways that capital and the state operationalize race. She argues that “quotidian practices of refusal” can be read, or, better, heard and felt, in even the most objectifying photographs.

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