Ladan Osman’s Halos in Harlem

Years ago, I’d look through photobooks and think: great composition, beautiful work in the darkroom, wow what a scene. But then I focused on the gaze of the subject, really, the collaborator.


On Easter morning I found the head lodged in the dirt of my backyard, upright and still alive.

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Image shows a top-down view of a sea shore. A large rock can be seen on land along with several boulders on the golden sand and in the water. The water is bright blue and white with seafoam, and blurred as though the photo were taken in long exposure while the waves moved.

if you came to ask after me

With a hole in my heart, I can’t see the night.