Visual Tensions

Sean Harris in collaboration with Keita Whitten and Caleb Mulkerin
Awarded Amount: $5,000


Visual Tensions is a collaborative photographic project and community dialogue that pairs people of color with members of law enforcement.  African American photographer Sean Alonzo Harris will create portraits as a means to confront and question cultural and racial assumptions, stereotypes and fears.  The subjects of each portrait will be positioned to literally face each other, creating a heightened moment of recognition and tension. The project will provide a platform to: examine the relationship between people of color and law enforcement, publicly address injustice and implicit bias, and begin the necessary work of undoing racism and collective healing.