a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
This photography was made as the BLM community’s emotions elevated after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The final photo is a portrait of our local President of the NAACP getting ready to make a fiery speech at a rally downtown.
Michael J. Elderman has been a commercial and fine art photographer for his entire 43-year career. His work has been shown in Riverside, CA at various museums and galleries, as well as in juried shows throughout the USA. He has had one-man shows at the Riverside Art Museum, Inland Empire Gallery, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, among others. His work includes humorous documentation of Christmas in Southern California (“Xmas a la SoCal”) and darker work about the transformation of Atlantic City, NJ (his home town) by gambling.