21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
October 2023 Self Portraits I

From Ivan Dixon’s film “The Spoke Who Sat By The Door”: “Remember, a black man with a mop, tray or broom in his hand can go damn near anywhere in this country, & a smiling black man is invisible.” I am visible.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Phillip Loken