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6. My Country by Nona Faustine

nona-faustine-my-country-nyc-untapped-citiesNona Faustine, “My Country”. Image via Baxter St.

Nona Faustine’s solo exhibit “My Country” investigates the history of slaves and immigrants in their contributions to a Country “built upon their backs” through beautiful, thought provoking photography. Faustine connects the past and present using self portraiture, alongside national monuments to “underscore the history of ostracized Americans” with the use of the black female body. In this way, she hopes to evoke a critical and emotional understanding of our past, as well as evoking an understanding of racial and gender stereotypes. The exhibit is organized as a dialogue between past and present, and the viewer will find Faustine both behind and in front of the camera. The exhibit “My Country” will  be on view through January 14, 2017 at Baxter Street Camera Club, located at 126 Baxter Street.

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