Pose and Propaganda: Political Posters from the Contemporary Middle East and Afghanistan

November 14 2014 - June 28 2015
Fifth Floor, Collection Galleries, The Wolfsonian–FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

The physical poses of individuals in images are rendered to communicate culturally specific meanings readily understood by their intended audiences.  Using contemporary political posters from the collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Dexter Filkins, this installation considers a range of bodily gestures and expressions deployed to influence the values viewers bring to bear on this widely popular medium, and includes posters from The Wolfsonian’s collection to illustrate the geographic and temporal range of this graphic strategy.

Pose and Propaganda: Political Posters from the Contemporary Middle East and Afghanistan
Pose and Propaganda: Political Posters from the Contemporary Middle East and Afghanistan
Pose and Propaganda: Political Posters from the Contemporary Middle East and Afghanistan