Black in America
Eli Reed's photo-study reveals a poignant portrait of black life in America during the 1980s and 90s
Eli Reed has been documenting the black experience in America from the time he began taking pictures, forging a reputation for the unflinching coverage of events both large and small. This lifetime’s work builds a portrait of life in the United States for African Americans. It covers a diverse spectrum of emotion and subject matter, from tender moments between parents and children to the Los Angeles riots. The joy of a wedding follows the sorrow and anger at the funeral of Yusef Hawkins, whose death sparked the Crown Heights riots in Brooklyn in 1991.