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In a slide projection entitled Cuts, Burns, Punctures, Ishmael Randall Weeks uses found slides from 1970s and ’80s Peru, which he alters to reflect on the violence of the country’s multidecade struggle for democracy. Still courtesy the artist and Eleven Rivington, New York City.
This image appeared in the Portfolio “Martyrdoms of Light,” in the April 2013 issue of Harper’s Magazine.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”