Face to Face

Laurence Salzmann, "I used photo-text to explore and come to grips with my own racism, which I found to be increasing day by day. I found myself connecting my own personal experiences with crime to the negative images of Black men consistently perpetuated by the media. It seems that Blacks and Jews still subscribe to stereotypes and misperceptions about one another, ignoring the real dilemmas in their relationships. I set out on a journey of exploration, not to foreign lands, but to people living in diverse corners of Philadelphia with whom I had never had an opportunity to speak, to find answers to my questions."