18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies-B&W

A temporary public art installation, entitled "Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies" by Olalekan Jeyifous, was on display in Alexandria’s Waterfront Park from March-November 2020. As noted on the VisitAlexandria.com website: "Jeyifous’ concept frames Alexandria’s African American history through the lens of the city’s industrial and merchant history from the 17th to 20th centuries. Once a prosperous port city that was home to one of the largest domestic slave trading firms in the country, Alexandria was a major center for shipping and manufacturing with an economy inextricably tied to the work of enslaved and free African Americans. Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies seeks to stitch Alexandria’s story together, featuring symbols that represent Alexandria’s merchant and manufacturing history, including factories, tobacco warehouses and railways."

Photo Detail
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R
Copyright: © T. J. Feeley