1001 Black Men–#125

I recently returned from Seattle. It was an interesting trip for a variety of reasons. For one thing, I really didn’t see very many Black people in Seattle. NYC/Atlanta/Oakland/D.C. it ain’t, at least when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad place; but after living in Oakland for the last 11 years, the homogeneity of the place was a bit of a shock. So when I did see other Black folks in Seattle, they really stood out for me. The other reason this man caught my attention was because his pose reminded me of two of my favorite images, this wonderful photo of James Baldwin and the famous portrait of Sylvia von Harden by the painter Otto Dix.


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