Bearing Witness

2020

During the height of the Black Lives Matter protests in New York City, I looked for context from writers who lived through similar times. One example is Vaclav Havel. In 1992, he wrote an opinion article for the New York Times, and in it, he makes a statement I think applies today.

"Things must once more be given a chance to present themselves as they are, to be perceived in their individuality. We must see the pluralism of the world, and not bind it by seeking common denominators or reducing everything to a single common equation. We must try harder to understand than to explain."

ā€¨These photographs are from my individual experience.