Narrative illuminating parallels between historical instances of discrimination, police brutality and injustice to present day counterparts. The images were created using found historical photography from US Library of Congress image database, my own original photography and art from past work. The images were printed with a laser printed and individually transferred to paper with acetone to create the layered collages.


Jon(athan) Key is an artist, designer and writer. Raised in rural Alabama, he explores the tension and fragmentation of identity in his work. Through photography, installation and painting he creates intimate spaces that recount the experiences of confronting his own queerness, blackness, southerness, and family. Through the themes of love, pain, dislocation and abuse, the work reflects the resolve of the physical and emotional self. Jon is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.