Jeremy Jae Neal and Jordan Morley photo by Megan Shaw
Jeremy Jae Neal photo by Megan Shaw
Jordan Morley, Penda N'diaye and Connie Shiau photo by Steven Schreiber
Jordan Morley, Jeremy Jae Neal and Penda N'diaye photo by Steven Schreiber
Matthew Baker photo by Steven Schreiber
photo by Ian Douglas
I began working on The Watershed after a visit to the Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto, South Africa. While there, I became fixated on the power of perception, and the ways that the 13-year-old Pieterson’s death in an anti-Apartheid protest shines a spotlight on questions of personal choice and collective rights in the struggle for freedom. For Michael Brown, Tyler Clementi, Eric Garner, Islan Nettles, and the countless other faceless and nameless women and men facing violence and discrimination, these questions still have terrible resonance.