- This was a great moment on our path to understanding that our apparel can make more than just a fashion statement.
Liputa Print Hoodie X DRC ApeParel FBF © 2012
When news broke about the Trayvon Martin case, The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) @cccadi
, worked quickly to put out a call for artists to respond. CCCADI collaborated with the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) @mocada_museum
to present an exhibition that would confront the historical stereotyping and criminalization of black men in the United States.
H(A)UNTED: A Visual Art Response to the Murder of Trayvon Martin and the Criminalization of Black Men
The public installation of H(A)UNTED features a series of five images of an African American male in a hoodie displayed along MoCADA’s building along South Portland Avenue. The installation explores and confronts the harsh realities that each subject faces and defies on a daily basis because of the color of their skin and the type of clothing that they are wearing. What viewers do not know is that the five men that are featured hold the title of doctor, teacher, activist, restaurant owner and performer, which challenges people to confront stereotypes about appearance. The photographers include: Malik Cumbo, Russell Frederick, Jahse, Dwayne Rodgers and Radcliffe Roye.
- Written by Mike Sorgatz on ArtInNewCity.com
The quote at the bottom of the photograph stated: .
American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.
- James Baldwin