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“Untitled (Garvey Day, Deedee in Car),” circa 1965, a photograph by Kwame Brathwaite, whose work is on view through July 24 at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Courtesy the Art Institute of Chicago, promised gift of Dr. John E. Ellis. © The Kwame Brathwaite Archive
Initiation, a painting by Kyle Dunn, whose work is on view through May 13 at PPOW Gallery, in New York City.
Courtesy Kyle Dunn and PPOW Gallery, New York City
“Maschere a Gattu, Sarule, Sardinia,” a photograph by Alys Tomlinson, whose monograph Gli Isolani (The Islanders), was published last year by GOST Books.
© The artist
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“You are twenty-one—exactly the same age I was when I had my one and only abortion, in London in 1938. This was way before anyone talked about the ‘right’ to an abortion, and I want to tell you my story to convey how precious a right it is. Abortions then were totally illegal; the very subject was taboo among the well-brought-up English of those days. I wouldn’t have dreamed of consulting anybody in my family, from whom I was estranged and who anyway wouldn’t have been likely to have useful ideas on the subject.”Read More