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Dean C. Worcester (1866-1924) was a colonial official, ethnographer, photographer, and collector whose fascination with the Philippines generated an archive of more than 4000 photographs and shaped Americans' view of their colonial undertaking in Asia. Worcester's collection helps us understand Philippine cultures at the turn of the century as well as the structures of colonial rule. By examining not only the photographers but their sitters, Worcester raises questions about photography and power in colonial contexts.
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