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Why Does This Legendary Black Photographer’s Work Continue to Resonate Today? –Nat Geo

Sometimes one of the most interesting things about a photograph is what’s just outside the frame. That’s the case with the portrait of Deveonte Joseph that Nathan Aguirre made on a street corner in St. Paul, Minnesota a month ago during the protests after the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer.

Across the street from where Joseph stood, barely outside of the camera’s view, is a building that connects him to another young black man who lived in St. Paul nearly a century ago. The building is Gordon Parks High School.