Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Awol Erizku

I chose to write about Awol Erizku because it was interesting to find out he was the one who photographed Beyonces pregnancy portrait. Besides this fact, I was interested in his art with intense anti-trump statements imbedded in the artwork. His show in London featured 14 peices, and 9 of them have the Black Panther party logo. He states that he wanted to make a statement because he is a black muslim man, he is scared about where this presidency will lead and he felt he needed to make a statement on it but not in America because he didn't want to receive bad attention for his works. I found these works to be powerful and inspiring in a time of uncertainty for minority groups.

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