This photo feels different today. It’s part of a series we did in Minneapolis in 2020 after George Floyd was killed by police. We asked the community, “What do you want to say?” This woman simply replied, “Am I next?” So here we are. Two years after #GeorgeFloyd. One week after #Buffalo. The morning after #Texas. I read a statistic the other day that 75% … Continue reading Am I next?
A Peace of My Mind set up our studio for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program at the University of Minnesota and asked, “How is Dr. King’s legacy crucial and relevant today?” Continue reading MLK Center
A Peace of My Mind set up our studio for first generation students at the University of Minnesota and asked, “What will graduating from college mean to you, your family, and/or your community? Continue reading U of M – First Generation Students
It’s time. We’ve been telling stories for a dozen years. We’ve been working toward this nonprofit model for a dozen months. And now we have the piece of paper. A Peace of My Mind is an official 501(c)(3). And now it’s time to invite you to help us grow. We need your help to do this work and you can offer a one-time gift or … Continue reading You can help
So it’s never really done. There’s always something more that you can do. But that’s sort of the story of life, isn’t it? Continue reading Book Release!
It stopped me in my tracks. On Sunday, we visited the Peace and Justice Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. It pays tribute to the 4,000 plus Black people who were lynched in America during a campaign of racial violence that has changed over time, but never really ended. Above your head as you walk through the memorial, large steel beams are suspended, engraved with the names … Continue reading Justice
How can we help? It’s a question people have asked for years about A Peace of My Mind and I never had a good answer. Until now.
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Peyton Scott Russell is a Minneapolis graffiti artist and street artist who painted a 12′ x 12′ black and white spray paint portrait of George Floyd during the curfew and installed it at the bus stop at the intersection of 38th and Chicago, where Floyd was killed by police on May 25, 2020. “It’s your choice, but we talk about risk. We talk about choice … Continue reading Peyton Scott Russell
Jillian Peterson teaches Criminology and Criminal Justice at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She co-founded The Violence Project with James Densley and they have compiled the most comprehensive mass shooter database in order to better understand the phenomenon and prevent future tragedies. “One of my goals is to convince people that violence prevention is a way that we lead our lives every day. It doesn’t have … Continue reading Jillian Peterson
I don’t often talk about gear and technique as I tend to be more interested in soul and story. But I’ve had several people ask about the logistics of our George Floyd portrait series from 38th and Chicago, so I thought I’d make a behind the scenes post to share a little bit about my process. These images have high production value, like a studio … Continue reading Tech Talk