Onlookers I
Onlookers I

Photographic collage
2016

This series focuses on a site in west Tennessee where a mob lynched Thomas Brooks, an African American man, on a railway bridge in 1915.  With schools delayed the following day, the newspapers report that men, women, and children “came by the score” to see the lynching.  These “onlookers” have haunted me since I first learned of this “spectacle lynching”—the residue of this kind of onlooking still so resonant in our society today. 

Onlookers II
Onlookers II

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers III
Onlookers III

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers IV
Onlookers IV

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers V
Onlookers V

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers VI
Onlookers VI

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers VII
Onlookers VII

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers VIII
Onlookers VIII

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers IX
Onlookers IX

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers X
Onlookers X

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers I
Onlookers II
Onlookers III
Onlookers IV
Onlookers V
Onlookers VI
Onlookers VII
Onlookers VIII
Onlookers IX
Onlookers X
Onlookers I

Photographic collage
2016

This series focuses on a site in west Tennessee where a mob lynched Thomas Brooks, an African American man, on a railway bridge in 1915.  With schools delayed the following day, the newspapers report that men, women, and children “came by the score” to see the lynching.  These “onlookers” have haunted me since I first learned of this “spectacle lynching”—the residue of this kind of onlooking still so resonant in our society today. 

Onlookers II

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers III

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers IV

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers V

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers VI

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers VII

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers VIII

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers IX

Photographic collage
2016

Onlookers X

Photographic collage
2016

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