Hindsight 2020

Thesis book for the Yale Photography MFA Class of 2020

Developed and edited by Lesley Martin

Introductory text “Questions for Photographers” by Carmen Winant

Design by Julia Schäfer

107 images, 120 pages
smyth-bound paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1-948891-05-9

Below is a selection sample of my work in the book

A photo of an arm that extends from the left side of the frame and holds out an archive photograph. The photo is set in the middle of the woods.
Dad Joe

Black-and-white photo of a cypress tree sinking in a large body of water.

Cypress Bayou

Close-up fractured stained-glass window. Illustration depicts a cartoon-like figure of an enslaved African-American woman.


Faded black-and-white photograph of a sugar cane field.

Sugar Canes

Black-and-white photo of statue draped in a shade of shadows.

Abraham Pierson

A blue portrait of an African-American couple on their  wedding day.  A magnifying device isolates the couple.

They Want Our Blues But Not Our Rhythm 


A close-up color image of a body of water that sparkles with reflected sunlight.

Birth Sight
Tuckahoe Creek, Easton, MD - 2020
It is always a fact of some importance to know where a man is born, if, indeed, it be important to know anything about him.” - Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom (1855). 

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