Liberty or Death, Sons of Africa, 2019

Miami Beach 2019
Two Palms
Prints & Multiples
Edition of 20
101.6 x 152.4 Size (cm)
40.0 x 60.0 Size (in)
In her new series "My Country," Nona Faustine confronts and interrogates iconic American monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty, using her camera to reframe conventional, colonialist perspectives, and reinserting some of the truth and trauma behind these memorialized spaces. The series was first created alongside Faustine’s critically received body of work, “White Shoes,” which garnered attention for the photographs’ provocative confrontation of slave sites throughout New York City, sites that had been obscured from the history books and contemporary life.