'Racism' of early colour photography
explored in art exhibition
Artists spent a month in South Africa taking pictures on decades-old
film engineered with only white faces in mind
'Kodak Shirley' cards used for calibrating skin tones in photographs were named after the first model featured. Photograph: Adam Broomberg And Oliver Chanarin/Goodman Gallery
Can the camera be racist? The question is explored in an exhibition that reflects on how Polaroid built an efficient tool for South Africa's apartheid regime to photograph and police black people.