Join us for a critical discussion with photographer Jon Henry and writer Antwaun Sargent about the effects of police brutality on black American families and communities. The conversation will center on Jon Henry’s recent photographic series, Stranger Fruit, which captures black mothers and sons across the country in a hauntingly suspended embrace referencing the pietà, a subject often depicted in historic Christian sculpture showing the Virgin Mary cradling Jesus in sorrow. In Henry’s images the mothers and sons appear frozen in an inconceivable eventuality, a reflection of the tensions felt today. This conversation is held in conjunction with the upcoming release of Jon Henry’s work on a billboard in Times Square, through the 14x48 Project.
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