Blue

This is likely my last post from Brazil. I have sat on this series of photos for some time. Waiting on the right moment for them to see the light. I returned to the place where I took these photos recently. At around mid-day, I was stopped, searched and threatened by the police. They put there hands on my genitals to let me know that, in their words “We run things around here.” Street photographers regardless of their color are at risk of being victims of ignorance or conflict.  But I had committed the extra mistake of forgetting that the world does not see young black men the same way it sees everyone else. How dare I walk around with a camera? Who did I think I was?

I like you Brazil. You’ve shown me beautiful things. But I think it is time for me to go.

Blue PrisonBlue Prison-3Blue Prison-4Blue Prison-2

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s