This week, we got the impression of recovering from the chaos that was the beginning of the year. If you, like me, shed literal tears of joy watching the sun shine on a walk around the block this week, then this summary of photographic stories is for you.
The Month of Black History is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we ended up telling Black stories. In February, we spoke with Michael Mery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 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, has shared his project in progress, Around the Via Girls, which includes photos that rethink the best of the black woman of the 90s.
Juliette Cassidy photographed young people in Afghanistan feeling empowered by skateboarding, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography came out with its inaugural list of photographers to see. A year after the first death in Europe of COVID-19, the small Italian town where it happened is recovering, and in Venezuela, trained volunteers are responding to emergencies. Men raising pigeons on the roofs of New York feel the effects of the changing hours, and Italian museums reopen quietly without the crowds. Finally, let’s look at dream work, humor work Vanessa Leroy and his new book, there is a place I want to take you.
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