SUNY Canton Students Respond to Trayvon Martin Tragedy
The racially charged case that has gripped headlines and conversations led Kevin L. Alexander, a student in one of SUNY Canton’s photography classes who currently resides in Potsdam, to submit a powerful self-portrait to CNN’s iReport.
“Incredible depth of field and very powerful image!” A CNN iReport staff member commented on Alexander’s post. “You’ve got the whole iReport desk clicking in admiration.”
Alexander submitted the photo as part of his photojournalism assignment for digital photography (GMMD201), taught by Adjunct Instructor Jason E. Hubbard.
“The case hit me hard and I felt compelled to make this image,” Alexander said. “I have three young sons who all wear hoodies. I don’t want this to happen to them.”
The photo and comments can be viewed online at http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-767024.
The College’s International Student Activist Organization is additionally planning to participate in the ongoing “Million Hoodie March” at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Canton Village Park.
“We invite students from the other Colleges and community members to join us in our peaceful gathering to show support for Trayvon’s family,” said International Student Activist Organization President Roberta A. Young a liberal arts major from the Bronx. “An unarmed teenager was shot and killed because of who he was and what he was wearing. Justice needs to happen.”
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