19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
American "Man"

This photo visually expresses emotions felt by much of Black America. At what age are Black boys recognized as Black men? Recent years have shown us that the answer is still questionable. The boy stares into the viewer's eyes, as if to say, "Is this how you see me?" The boy's family appears in the background, as if to say, "This is how we must react."

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Snyder, Oklahoma, United States of America
Copyright: © Erick Perry