RE-BIRTH

A photographic art Installation  at Boston University Mugar Memorial Library 

“In coming to America from Armenia my parents opened the door of Freedom to me. America’s public schools & libraries opened my eyes to the unlimited opportunity in this great land, as well as the privileges and obligations of citizenship.” - Stephen P. Mugar 

The Rebirth of Us

The Rebirth of Us represents a memorial unto the communities and families whose children disappear from their mothers in Atlanta between 1979 and 1981. 

 

Mothers are the lifeline of the community and our families. They represent a circle of closeness and protection within our neighborhoods. However, that circle was broken when these Black bodies were taken from their mothers, who birthed them from their womb.

The Rebirth of Us is my contribution to “Pieces of Atlanta” an art series inspired by “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children” documentary on HBO.

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