This chapter uses the artwork of Kip Fulbeck as a lever to pry open some of the thornier matters surrounding the twinned issues of recognition and state-sponsored discipline. Fulbeck's most famous work, The Hapa Project, is included in the traveling anthropological exhibit “Race: Are We So Different?” The chapter puts Fulbeck's artwork in dialogue with the history of race-based scientific photography and argues that the exhibit's representation of multiracial Asian Americans can provide a counternarrative to the re-racialization of genetic science. Thus, Fulbeck's work demonstrates how audiences might view multiracial visual culture less as an antidote to racial hierarchies and more as a tool that can break open the smooth surface of naturalized and transcendent notions of racial difference.
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