This week, it seemed like we were starting to recover from the chaos that was the start of the year. If, like me, this week you shed literal tears of joy at seeing the sun shine on a walk through the block, this summary of photographic stories is for you.
The month of black history is over, but that doesn’t mean we’ve finished telling black stories. In February, we spoke with Michael Mery at Schomburg Black Culture Research Center on the legacy of black photographers in the 20th century and the importance of collections. Melissa Alexander, who sometimes goes through the alter ego Phyllis Iller, shared his ongoing project, Around the road Girls, which includes photographs that reimagine the best of the black woman of the 90s.
Juliette Cassidy photographed young girls in Afghanistan feeling seized by skateboarding and skateboarding Silver Eye Center for Photography came out with his inaugural list of photographers to see. A year after the first death in Europe related to COVID-19, the small Italian city where he passed is recovering and, in Venezuela, trained volunteers respond to emergencies. Men raising pigeons on the rooftops of New York feel the effects of the changing weather and Italian museums are quietly reopening without the crowds. Finally, we look at the dreamy and grumpy work of Vanessa Leroy and his new book, there is a place I want to take you.
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