Signs of the Times

Yola Monakhov Stockton traces the impact of 2020's upheavals in Buffalo.

Shifting Ground was an open call for visual reports about how the events of 2020 and 2021 reconfigured our relationship with both public and private space. Select entries were posted on the League’s Instagram account.

Yola Monakhov Stockton submitted photographs from upstate New York.

She wrote:

In the wake of this summer’s protests against the murder of George Floyd, the city of Buffalo bloomed with signs. In neighborhoods across the city, signs on businesses, houses of worship, and near homes proclaimed solidarity, consideration for Black lives, and the need to vote. As I indexed this form of public speech, I also looked at the transformation of the outdoors into a living room and place for safely coming together and crossing paths.


Yola Monakhov Stockton

(@yolchiki) is an artist and assistant professor at SUNY Buffalo.


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