Ken Gonzalez-Day's project on Erased Lynching
"he Erased Lynching series (2000-2015) initially began as an artistic response to the fact that racially motivated lynching and vigilantism had been under represented, and even mis-represented, in a number of historical texts when I began the project in 2000. My specific interest in this particular topic grew out of concern over the increased tensions that began to emerge along Mexico's boarder after 9/11. A new breed of vigilantes had begun to take up arms. Today, issues like the Michael Brown shooting, have raised a whole series of new questions about racialized violence and its representation today."