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Jet Magazine Installation 

Authored: 2022

“What happens to any of us, anywhere in the world, had better be the business of us all." Mamie Till-Mobley. In Mamie Till-Mobley’s courageous fight for justice for her son Emmett Till after he was brutally lynched on August 28, 1955, she took action and organized to have Jet Magazine publish the photos of her 14 year old son captured by Black Photographer David Jackson in the Chicago funeral home on September 15, 1955. As depicted in Chinonye Chukwu’s 2022 feature film TILL, these images galvanized communities nationwide and transformed the moment into a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

Organized by K Period Media Foundation and Lead With Love with support from Orion Pictures, United Artists Releasing and TILL, the ‘Impact of Images’ collection features moving work captured by Black Photographers Gordon Parks, Kwame Brathwaite, Ernest Withers, Devin Allen, Noémie Marguerite, Moneta Sleet Jr., Colby Deal, Reggie Cunningham, Delaney George, Stacy Revere and more. The collection also includes personal photos from the families of Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley and Medgar and Myrlie Evers.

Rooted in revolutionary love, transformative justice, radical art, hope and healing, the ‘Impact of Images’ campaign looks to honor the power of images like those featured in Jet and the influence of Mamie’s leadership by uplifting influential Black Photographers across generations, supporting organizations fighting for justice and equality like the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and Black Voters Matter and empowering Black-owned businesses and spaces like Jet Magazine and Gallery 90220.

Event: A special Opening Night event for TILL (the movie): Impact of Images Main Exhibit 

Made possible by: K Period Media Foundation

K Period Media Foundation and Lead With Love are partnering with a diverse coalition of organizations and businesses around the campaign including Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, Jet Magazine, The Art Brothers Foundation, Black Voters Matter, New Georgia Project, Chloe & Maud Foundation, Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, Black Women Photographers, Eternal Seeds, Fair Count, Haymarket Books, When We All Vote, BEM Brooklyn, Southern Black Girls & Women Coalition, Postal Petals, NeueHouse, Equal Justice Initiative, McBride Sisters Wine Company, Black Girl In Om, Walk Good LA and more.

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