12.3% and “Give us the ballot” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Eric L. Woods

“It brings me to tears hearing … how important it is to vote, for the people that lost their lives, when we’ve had to almost try to convince people to utilize this precious tool.”
-JOHN GASKIN, MISSOURI NAACP

“This year, just 12.3% of eligible voters cast a ballot, according to numbers provided by the county (Ferguson). In 2013 and 2012, those figures were even lower: 11.7% and 8.9% respectively. As a rule, the lower the turnout, the more the electorate skews white and conservative.” -MSNBC

12.3%.

For certain immediate action is needed in response to this tragedy, and justice needs to be served… and voices should continue to be raised until that Constitution backed justice is put in to action across the board… but if after time passes, after people calm down, after the protest numbers decline, after curfews are rescinded, after Police Chiefs and politicians finish their asinine press…

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Pro Bono Work for local mentoring program

1976Photography

While testing a lens set up at Duke Gardens ran across a group that asked me to take a photo of them with their cell phone. Did, but also grabbed this shot with one of my favorite lenses, the vintage Helios 44-2.

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More information at www.cisdurham.org, but in short they mentor youth through school on into college. And that is something we at 1976Photography strongly believe in. Stayed in contact with Mr. Lejuan Walker and was invited to capture a graduation luncheon for the group. Full photo session album here and below are some samples.

-ELW

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