#NoMoreBlues – Local artist tackles race relations through photography

#NoMoreBlues photography art exhibit, captured by Haitian-American and Miami native photographer, Cendino Teme, opens at the historic Ward Rooming House in Overtown on Friday, August 28. A compilation of images from the I-95 peaceful protest that took place in December 2014 during one of South Florida’s premiere events, Art Basel, the exhibit makes an important contribution to the dialogue of about the black lives in America.

“The current racial climate between Black and White Americans, specifically law enforcement, exudes distrust with a call for immediate action and change,” says artist Teme. “As a first generation Haitian American and Miami native, these stories of injustices were very emotional, yet motivating.”

Watching the national turmoil over the recent police shootings of young black men, Teme did not hesitate when he was invited to record the moment.

“I did not hesitate to use my scope of influence to bring awareness through photography,” says Teme, rather seeing his work as an extension of the broad social media movement, which “has been the catalyst to ignite global awareness, and urge individuals to participate despite of location.

“Documenting the raw emotions of individuals demanding systematic change has birthed a new component to my photographic repertoire,” observes Teme about his new work.

The exhibit will run through December 2015.

 

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