Through Our Eyes-09/19/17

Best of the best:

Demetrius and Demontaze Duncan play fight outside on Muhammad Ali Blvd in Louisville, KY. “You can’t steal me though” Demetrius said to Demontaze as they discuss their boxing records. September 11th. 2017. |Michael Blackshire

Honorable mention:

Demontaze and Demetrius Duncan relax upstairs in their rooms right before they go to bed at night. “I want to get a periscope, that’s my best subject is science, I made a 48 on my last history test, that’s my least favorite” Demontaze Duncan said while discussing class. “School isn’t my best subject, all of the subjects, none of them are my best,” Demetrius Duncan said while discussion school. September 7th, 2017. |Michael Blackshire

Other participants:

This is the Big Bethel AME Church in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. It is the oldest African-American congregation in the area. Its basement was the first African-American public school in the city. |Gabe Scarlett

Louisiana Tech University wide receiver Rhashid Bonnette (86) rects after Western Kentucky University defensive back Joe Brown (7) intercepted a pass intended for him during the Hilltoppers’ 22-23 loss to Louisiana Tech University on Saturday September 16, 2017 at L.T. Smith Stadium. |Shaban Athuman

A focus stacked macro shot of one of the many specimens of Monarch Butterflies belonging to WKU’s own entomologist and beetle expert, Dr. Keith Phillips. |Thomas Helm

Dwayne Webb tries to get his foster sons to bed while Alex plays and Dawson sulks. Though Dwayne wakes up at 3 a.m. every day to go to work, he puts the boys to bed every night, which can take up to an hour. |Morgan Hornsby

Each time I come home, I notice subtle changes in my brother. On this visit, he was proud of the new words that he took from his library book and proud of the squirrel he killed. It still lies in our laundry room freezer, waiting for something. He updates me on his accomplishments as we walk the edge of our grandmotherÕs pond, plucking armfuls of yellow flowers. He begs me to loosen a stubborn front tooth. I reach for his hand as he lunges for a singular purple flower near the waterÕs edge. The distance subsides. This process is, to me, as holy as any ritual. He gifts the green and yellow bundle to our mom; the purple he saves for my hair. |Morgan Hornsby

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