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BEIT HANUN : Palestinians walk past destroyed buildings in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun on August 22, 2014. The Hamas armed wing declared the truce efforts over after Israel carried out an abortive assassination attempt the previous day on its leader Mohammed Deif, killing his wife and two of his children. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX
The police didn’t hang Michael Brown, but they made a public display of his killing. They left his body lying there for all to see. The psychic toll that exerts on a community calls to mind the eerie words once sung by Billie Holiday: “Southern trees bear strange fruit/ blood on the leaves and blood at the root…/ here is a fruit for the crows to pluck/ for the rain to gather, for the wind to suck.” But for Brown and Ferguson, the “poplar trees” were replaced with a city street.
It is an injustice that Michael Brown was killed. But injustice alone doesn’t move people to action. His killing is one of many. But the sight of Michael Brown’s body being left in the middle of the street is the closest this generation has come to seeing, in real life, the strange fruit of which Holiday sang. That’s an image you just can’t shake."
"Idoles", Vogue France, April 1999
Photographer : Herb Ritts
Model : Alek Wek