On Saturday Nov. 17th from noon-4 pm during the Goldmark Cultural Center Art Walk, Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen will be photographing anyone who wants to be included in The Hoodie Project.
Participants will be photographed at 13999 Goldmark Drive, In Unit #100 wearing a hoodie in memory of Trayvon Martin and other victims of racial violence.
The Hoodie Project is a memorial photo series instigated by the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin. It features artworks motivated by the iconic image of the “hoodie,” which Trayvon wore the night he was murdered, and its implications for race, representation and prejudice. The reference to the hoodie also highlights the popular dialogues that arouse surrounding the “hoodie” in popular culture, including the ways in which the garment has marked certain bodies as dangerous.
The Hoodie Project widens the discussion by giving voice to other innocent young men who were shot either by mistake like Brandon Robinson (unarmed college football player shot by police) or killed by prejudice like Vincent Chin (beaten to death in a Detroit suburb by two white auto workers.)