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Monumental: Nona Faustine Reveals Historical Distortions in Public Space

Photographer and visual artist Nona Faustine seeks to answer to, correct, and reclaim an American history loaded with untold truths. My Country, her most recent series in collaboration with New York print studio Two Palms, is no exception. In eight intricate silkscreen prints of her photographs, Faustine weaves an autobiographical take on her relationship to several iconic American monuments from the Lincoln Memorial to the Statue of Liberty, her work part of a larger movement to reexamine a “whitewashed” history whose often racist protagonists have been literally put on a pedestal for centuries...

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