Congratulations @danalixenberg for winning the 2017 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for her project Imperial Courts.
"In 1992, I traveled to South Central Los Angeles on assignment from Vrij Nederland, a Dutch weekly magazine, for a story on the destruction and rebuilding of the area after the Rodney King riots that broke out after the LAPD officers involved in his beating were acquitted. Being physically present in South Central following the riots touched me deeply. Driving around desolate streets that resembled a war zone, smelling the air, meeting people, coming into contact with the human toll of pervasive racial injustice—all of this had a significant impact on me. The reality of any explosive situation is at once more and less dramatic, and always more nuanced and complex than what the mainstream media can convey, so being there in South Central enabled me to be confronted with people’s individual and collective experience of a long and ongoing history of violent events.” — Dana Lixenberg
Dana Lixenberg's Imperial Courts is featured across the pages of Heavy Volume II, which is available now online (link in bio) and in good bookstores across the globe. #heavyii #danalixenberg