A reminder of our first amendment right. A message surrounded by the stances of those who have shown up in its defense - from all walks of life - peering, together, into something unseen. This foundation of freedom, expressed in the colorful and momentary medium with which growing generations have learned to express themselves.
A woman sits on top of the telephone booth in front of the New York State Supreme Court building, which bears the inscription, "The true administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government". George Washington's words set in stark contrast to Donald Trump's blunt and fundamentally unjust executive immigration orders.
An image of one indiviual who has been affected by the ban in a deeply personal way. Access to the "land of opportunity" has become a life-or-death issue for this family, and he has shown up to speak his truth. The frustration of watching a loved one slowly die is the real and felt impact of a policy as harmful as it is blunt.
“‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
America in Protest
The People's Climate March, Women's March 1 & 2, Executive Order 13769 Muslim Travel Ban Protests at Battery Park and Foley Square, and March for Our Lives.
Manhattan, New York City 2017-2018