Malcolm X Fashion Story, New York City, 1992, by Albert Watson. The FBI documents projected onto the model lend both graphic interest and a narrative. Malcolm X was under surveillance, and placing these genuine documents directly over the model with his direct and challenging gaze gives a powerful feeling of oppression. This was no ordinary fashion shoot. Image courtesy the artist.

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