White Shoes, By Nona Faustine

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How can art bring bodies and stories systematically erased from history to light? I feel the best way to do this is to go about it how Nona Faustine did, that being go to places where the most terrible atrocities that have been forgotten happened and bring them back into the light. In her series White Shoes in 2013. She took to the streets of New York to bring to light the societal and racial injustice that took place in New York during slavery. (Unit 4 Lecture) One of her key photos is a photo of her standing on a box in the middle of an intersection in New York. That being the heart of the financial district home to Wall Street between Water and Pearl Streets. (Unit 4 Lecture) What she was trying to bring to light is that there stood the
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