#27 - May 30, 2020

Created by Kenechi Unachukwa on the Overture Center for the Arts.
#26 - Untitled |Faces|#28 - Untitled |Obamas|

May 30, 2020

Artists: Kenechi Unachukwa

LOCATION: Overture Center for the Arts


Artists’ Statement:
“The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was the catalyst for worldwide protests, and the neighboring state of Wisconsin was no exemption. People of all ages and ethnicities led by young Black men and women congregated at the capitol to voice their frustrations about a system that has led to the wrongful death of many black citizens at the hands of the police. Calling for an abolition of the police, the group numbering into the thousands proceeded to take to the streets behind banners stating “Black Lives Matter” and “Community Control Over Police”. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, nothing could stop these people from joining the fight for equality. Names of black people slain by the police echoed in the air. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Trayvon Martin. Tony Robinson. For every name chanted, there are thousands more that we do not know. Photos were taken with a Fujifilm X-T2 and a Nikon F3 using Kodak Tri-X film.”


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