In the aftermath of the president’s failure to condemn the uprising of the KKK, the American Nazi party and other white supremacists in Charlottesville Virginia which resulted in the murder of Heather Heyer, an anti racism counterdemonstrator, and becuause the president failed to condemn the racist bigotry of the demonstrators, people around the country met in vigils and marches and rallies to condemn hate, support anti racism and pay condolences to Heather. These are some photos from a vigil in Montclair New Jersey on Sunday August 13, 2017.
I was in Charlottesville Virginia for the Look3 Festival of the Photograph. It is billed as “3 days of peace, love and photography.” It featured talks and exhibits from some master photographers. I just sat at their feet, so to speak, and listened and learned. I did take a couple of photos during the three days.
In the photo on the left, which I call Pastoral Dreaming, there seems to be a cognitive disconnect between what the artist sees and what he is putting on the canvas. In the next photo the black and white photos on the wall are by Bruce Gilden, a prominent street photographer, whose exhibit was, appropriately enough, on a wall on the street. I was struck by the juxtaposition of the facial expressions of the people in the photos, as if they were watching some unspeakable horror, and the body language of the passers bye as if they were subdued by that horror.
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