This is from an essay about black fathers. An exploration initiated by my student Zun Lee and based on dispelling the myth of absentee fathers. Mr. Lee was digging deep. He only found out recently that he had an African American father. A father he did not know, nor will ever know. Keying off of this personal trauma, Mr. Lee sought to do a very personal set of photographs showing what he never had. Real relationships between fathers and sons.
This essay was presented to an assemble audience last Friday evening featuring all of my students work and lead off with presentations by Chris Anderson and Bruce Gilden.
Photographed by Zun Lee