What's in a photo?
As the old saying goes, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ This is still true in today’s galleries as artists work to maintain the delicate balance between self, story, and subject as they attempt to share untold stories and perspectives with the world.
I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Raymond Thompson, Jr., an artist disguised as a photojournalist, whose project “Appalachian Ghosts” is on display in the Gallery @Studeo-PAR through July 2022.
We chatted candidly about how he sojourns this path using his background in journalism to root his work creating subjective archives of the Black experience in American history.
I began to lose faith in journalism... in its inability to render Black people without bias.