This week, it looks like we have started to recover from the chaos we had earlier this year. If you, like me, shed tears of joy at seeing the sun shine while walking around the block this week, then this bunch of stories is for you.
Black History Month is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we’re done telling Black’s stories. In February we spoke with Michael Mery now Schomburg Black Cultural Research Center on the legacy of Black photographers in the 20th century and the importance of collections. Melissa Alexander, who sometimes follows a changing ego Phyllis Iller, shared her ongoing project, Around the Way Girls, including photos depicting the best of the black 90’s.
Juliette Cassidy photographing young Afghan girls feeling empowered when skateboarding, and Silver Eye Photography Center list of the first photographers to see. A year after the first COVID-19 related death in Europe, the small Italian town where it happened is recovering and in Venezuela, trained volunteers are responding to emergencies. Men who keep pigeons on rooftops in New York are feeling the effects of the changing times, and Italian museums are quietly reopening without crowds. Finally, we look at the moody and dreamy work of Vanessa Leroy and her new book, There is a place I want to take you.
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