An-My Lê, Fragment VII: High School Students Protesting Gun Violence, Washington Square Park, New York (2018). Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. ©2020 An-My Lê.
Professor An-My Lê’s ongoing series of photographs Silent General speaks to the current political and cultural moment: packed protests, fallen monuments, and anti-Trump graffiti echo the images filling TV screens and social media. “It’s eerie to see how some of the issues that unfolded when I started Silent General [in 2016] are now back at the forefront in an even more urgent way,” says Lê. “History doesn’t move through time in a straight line.”