Asleep at the Wheel
Summer of 2020 could possibly be titled the year of the reveal. When the veil was lifted and the rawness of what racism can look like showed up without apology. But it was always there, always has been. If this was the first time you became aware then surely you were asleep at the wheel.
“To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.”Confucius
In bright red, unavoidable lettering, this image presents itself as a wake-up call. It brings harsh light to the daily oppressions of countless individuals that we have broadly accepted and consequently reinforced as a society. The crowd is diverse, as are the ones they fight for. Their masks remind us of the urgency of this call to action, as people unite during a time that has taught us to build distance between one another.
Amir Leung-Tat, Asleep at the Wheel, 2020. Digital Photograph. ©Amir Leung-Tat. All rights reserved.