The “Reconstruction” series combines archival and news photographs of icons of African-American culture such as Lincoln, Malcolm X, Obama, and Trayvon Martin into pairings that synthesize the era from 1865, when slavery was abolished in the United States, to the present. Through a flow of tonal variations images progressively shift between light and dark to expose affective associations of (mysterious, sinister) black and (pure, sterile) white as an index of people and places that have shaped the country’s historical discourse.