“In this Crosher enters the duBois archive into the discussion about what photography is and is not capable of, and Crosher seems to be aware of this in a way that duBois is not. But both assert their own roles as producers and disseminators of representations. As Mae West said: “A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.”
- Kim Schoen
Throughout the duBois project, Zoe Crosher has manipulated the original images in a way to emphasize the archive’s physicality. Each image has been crumpled, rephotographed, and printed on metallic paper, resulting in shimmering, faceted surfaces evoking the silver screen.