Write a paper that explores the relationship between how people “see” and are “seen” and how they experience the world, demonstrating your personal understanding of the concept of “visuality.” You should begin by defining “visuality” clearly. Explain the connections made between vision and power in class and in Nicholas Mirzoeff’s “Introduction to Critical Visuality Studies.” Then, using specific examples from your own life, either things you have experienced yourself or that you have witnessed affecting others, demonstrate that you understand how visual technologies such as stereotypes and the visual perception of race, class, gender, sex, and able-isms have real and lasting affects on people’s everyday lived experiences.
– Although this paper asks you to talk about your own experiences, it should still be structured as a formal college paper. Develop an argument structure, including clear evidence and a thesis statement.
-Be specific: try to define, clarify, explain, and defend all of your statements. Also avoid perpetuating stereotypes.
-Avoid plagiarism (do not copy the text, sentences, or arguments of another published source without appropriate reference).
-Double space. Use 10 or 12-point type in Times, Arial, Palatino, Helvetica or Garamond font, and 1-inch margins.