I would like your feedback and criticism as the work on my new book here
progresses. When I - over here from Denmark - followed the Black Lives
Matter protests last year, I felt I couldn't just sit idle in my Corona lock
down. I also felt that many of these young protesters, who focused mainly on the
killings by police, did not know enough about the underlying historical roots
driving much of today's righteous anger. Many good books have been written about
it by black authors, but to my knowledge not any yet with pictures.
Since I have 22.000 photos in my archives from almost 50 years of traveling in
the black community, I therefore got the idea to try to make a visual book which
hopefully can be used as further inspiration for the movement. A book about the
"roots of the oppression" I personally have witnessed since I came to America
about 5 years after the triumph of the Civil Rights movement.
Since I feel it has to
be made fast now, I decided to use the layout of my old long out-of-print book,
"American Pictures" (you can down load
here for comparrison). It was never really published in America, only
printed and sold by myself at my
To begin with I have myself set up the photos in InDesign
and google translated much of the Danish texts I had already - not least about
my more recent work with the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups. Later a
publisher and my
V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, which has sold many of my photos as
art, will go through it all with more professional eyes. Since I have had
many art exhibitions all over Europe,
one idea is to try to combine the best of my "art photos" on whole
page size with a more political coffe table book with smaller photos and text.
All movements quickly die out, I learned from all the ones I joined in the past, so
therefore I want the book to come out fast - if concerned people think it can be
usefull. So before I offer it to a publisher, I need your help. If you are good
at editing, then feel free to edit the text. If you are visual, then come with
ideas to how the photos can be placed better. I wish many of them could be bigger, but the book is
already 100 pages longer than the old book - even before I have written the
afterword about how my friends are doing today etc. And a chapter about the
family of mass murderers of blacks, I have photographed for 20 years (to be
included right after
the KKK chapters
in "the roots of
Further down on this page I will discuss some of the questions I have to the layout
and text of the book, but here you can see it in its present form. Most of you,
send this to, know and for the most part support my ideas and thinking. Now we
just have to translate them effectively to Trump/Bidens new America. So I hope
you will help.
in reduced file size, I can also upload a big file size on which it
looks much better
Book as a Word file
It is fairly big file, but
with the advantage that you directly can mark text
Text without photos in Word
This is the easiest and best way to edit/correct text if you have longer
suggestions. Last updated and uploaded Jan. 25th 2021. If so you can also
sign on and edit directly
here in Google Docs.
Read the book on the web
To begin with you
can see the book here as low-resolution web images.
I have made each double page image 1920x1080 like most laptop screens if you set
your screen at 100%.
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