Dean Hutton is a photojournalist with a creativity that moves beyond the glossy page of a photograph. His work which has been known to be controversial speaks against discrimination and dehumanising nature of South African history. It is in this context one can examine her recent work, ‘F-ck White People’ which raised the eyebrow of many South African political stakeholders.
According to DM Thulare, the artistic masterpiece was intended “to draw South Africans to a moment of self-reflection”. Going back in time, this work digs again into South Africa history condemning any form white supremacy and oppression again. The work, “Reject‚ confront and dismantle structures‚ systems‚ knowledge‚ skills and attitudes of power that keep white people racist,” he added.
However, the work has generated heated conversation on Twitter with many tweeting that the piece is hate speech. With the ruling coming on her side, the work has been celebrated by many social visionaries, and has been found thoughtful installation at Iziko South African National Gallery.