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Boston Artist Amani Willett Interrogates The Great American Road Trip In "A Parallel Road"13:11
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Photographer Amani Willett explores the promise and peril of the American road trip in "A Parallel Road." (Courtesy Amani Willett)
Photographer Amani Willett explores the promise and peril of the American road trip in "A Parallel Road." (Courtesy Amani Willett)

The road trip is a central part of the American identity.

But for many Americans — specifically Black Americans — the road can be a place of repression, control, and lethal violence.

Photographer Amani Willett explores the promise and peril of the American road trip in "A Parallel Road." (Courtesy Amani Willett)
Photographer Amani Willett explores the promise and peril of the American road trip in "A Parallel Road." (Courtesy Amani Willett)

That's exactly the contradiction that Boston-based artist Amani Willett explores in his new collection, "A Parallel Road."

Willett teaches photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the Museum of Fine Arts has purchased two prints from the project. The full collection is out now as a book.

This segment aired on March 17, 2021.

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