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Feature Shoot Covers Dawoud Bey

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If you’re not familiar with Dawoud Bey’s work this piece from Feature Shoot is a terrific jumping off point!

“The project asks that we consider the past through the present moment,” Bey has said of the work, a telling reminder that history is not a one-time event but rather a series of cause and effects that spread far beyond their initial event, like ripples in a pond when a foreign object upsets its innate calm. The children who died in 1963 are far from the first or the last to be violently torn from their families by the terrorist spectacle of white nationalism. While we say their names now — Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown — so many others have perished without headlines, the trauma of their destruction etched in their familiies’ bloodlines.

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