But a few months after attending a family reunion near Charlottesville, the bucolic city in the heart of my mother’s beloved birth state of Virginia, demonstrations and riots erupted resulting in 3 deaths, many injuries and scores of arrests during a rally by KKK , White Supremacist, and Nazi sympathizers and counter demonstrators.

 

I made these images over a decade ago about a pluralistic society that goes to war with itself after descending into divisive tribalism. I have long held that certain malignant aspects of the Civil War have never evaporated, but instead have percolated and bubbled up from time to time. The recent riots in Charlottesville have born sad testimony to that grim malady of American history.

A Gentile City Erupts

  • August 15th, 2017
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