Friday, July 9, 2010
Photo by Lurene Helzer, unpublished, late 1980s, Oakland's Diamond Park.
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There is no news story to go with this picture. I was just walking around with my camera, had it loaded with 400 speed black-and-white film. Stumbled into Oakland's Diamond Park, saw this small group in playground.
I post it here today, July 9, 2010, because Oakland saw more rioting lastnight. This photo was not out to predict anything, of course, but with the shadows of chains on man, the grim girl in his lap, the man posed as what seems like a guard in rear, the photo, to me, speaks plenty about the problems of African Americans in Oakland, CA.
Again, this photo was not staged. I just asked if I could snap a photo on that sunny day. I did not see the shadows of chain on man's arms until in darkroom later, developing pic.
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