Staff Picks: Chris Benjamin Picks Black Matters

Staff Picks: Chris Benjamin Picks Black Matters

Black Matters features interplay between photographer Wilfried Raussert and poet Afua Cooper, where the former presents a picture, the latter responds not with description but with meditative reflection on what the image inspires. A perfectly syncopated appreciation, cherishment, of Blackness results, informed by centuries of marronage, steeped in Nina Simone’s wail, framed by the raised fists of Black Panthers and celebrating all that will be won.

--Chris Benjamin, content manager

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