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|March 18, 2017||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Heya, for this past Black History Month I completed a daily art & history project on Instagram under the title #BlackHistoryRepeatsItself Each day I took pieces from Black publications over the last century (Jet Magazine, The Crisis, Ebony, etc) & compared them to stories from 2016 – present by creating collages from historical sources and modern day news pieces. Aside from getting to indulge in my love of history, archives, & collage I wanted to explore how despite so much progress in the last century (progress that’s seriously threatened with current political developments) a lot of things haven’t changed much at all. Some of the posts were funny, others…not so much. Anyway, the IG project officially wrapped at the end of the month, but I’ve compiled all 28 posts (images & commentary) on a new site: www.BlackHistoryRepeatsItself.com
I wanted to preserve the project in an easily accessible way but I’ll also be continuing and expanding it there as well. I got really into digging through the materials and there’s a lot that I want to both revisit and explore anew. Without the character or image-size limits of Instagram I look forward to doing even more. Check it out if it’s your thing. The past is prologue.