Shelia Turner

Stay Still be Silent

Contrary to the popular notion of “protest” images, the photographs of this historical. narrative reflect unity, not anger or despair, during times of crisis in the United States. They provide evidence [regardless of race, gender and economic status], of the public “coming together” in support of advancing our nation forward.
 This long-term photographic approach distributes the historical accountability among a collection of photographs and not a single image and speaks to the transformative power of the still image to be more than just what we see at that moment.