Saturday, August 3, 2013
I Used to be Good
I was looking for some garden photos so went back through my collection and when I saw this portrait, I realized that I wanted to post it, even though it was taken about 6 years ago. Hey, I used to be a good photographer! I realize I like the idea of having more portraits in the blog. Anyhow, the story is, that the paper decided to do a series of interviews with civil rights activists in the 60's and 70's. This distinguished gentleman was the first black principal of a school on Long Island. And one stunning story that he told was that he was accosted by one of his teachers in a department store, who was also black, and she said "Why don't you go back where you came from! We don't need you here!" Wow. I remember be stunned when he told that story. What an amazing face he has - the signs of years of living. I tried to light his portrait to accentuate his character.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:53 PM