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Visual Tensions*

artists
Sean Harris
award
$5,000 Awarded
 

Collaborators: Keita Whitten and Caleb Mulkerin

Visual Tensions is a collaborative photographic project and community dialogue that pairs people of color with members of law enforcement. African American photographer Sean Alonzo Harris will create portraits as a means to confront and question cultural and racial assumptions, stereotypes and fears. The subjects of each portrait will be positioned to literally face each other, creating a heightened moment of recognition and tension. The project will provide a platform to: examine the relationship between people of color and law enforcement, publicly address injustice and implicit bias, and begin the necessary work of undoing racism and collective healing.

*This project was completed differently than proposed.