Please join us for an Artist Talk with Jon Henry
Jon Henry is a visual artist working with photography and text, from Queens NY (resides in Brooklyn). His work reflects on family, sociopolitical issues, grief, trauma, and healing within the African American community. He was recently named one of The 30 New and Emerging Photographers for 2022, TIME Magazine NEXT100 for 2021. His newest collection of work, Stranger Fruit, was created in response to the senseless murders of black men across the nation by police violence.
Mr. Henry said the following about this work: “I set out to photograph mothers with their sons in their environment, reenacting what it must feel like to endure this pain. The mothers in the photographs have not lost their sons, but understand the reality, that this could happen to their family. The mother is also photographed in isolation, reflecting on the absence. When the trials are over, the protesters have gone home and the news cameras gone, it is the mother left. Left to mourn, to survive.”
If you want to check out more of his work, please check out his website.
This event will be held via Zoom conference. (The link will be provided after registration)