Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | In Focus: Echoes of Lynchings in Quiet Photos

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: March 12, 2018, 7:10 a.m.
Source: The New York Times

“The scenes in many of Oliver Clasper’s photographs are utterly mundane, bereft of any dazzling camera tricks or rich colors. They are quiet, almost too much so,” notes The New York Times. Starting in 2016, Clasper traveled through the U.S. seeking the sites of lynchings. “I took a different approach and focused on the spaces to encourage people to look at this history from an altered perspective,” Clasper says. “We’ve become desensitized to images of violence. But everything that happens has to happen somewhere.”