“Everything in New York is a photograph. All the things that are supposed to be dirty or rough or unrefined are the most beautiful things. Garbage cans at the ends of alleyways look like they’ve been up all night talking with each other. Doorways with peeling paint look like the wise lines around an old […]
“I want to show the public the reality of these places, telling the story through my work, something that can impact and bring a willingness to change to the next.”
In this sphere, where power, violence, and race collide, the contemporary understanding is dominated by history’s victors. Most of us are paralyzed in the face of these narratives. In positioning the history to speak for itself – candidly and directly to the audience – Olsson shows no cowardice.