Using the pietà as a reference, The Virgin Mary mourning over the body of the dead Christ, the focus is on the mothers. They are often the forgotten amidst the flurry of media coverage, protests and lawsuits. The mothers are photographed with their son(s) and also by themselves, isolated from everything and everyone else.
This project began in NYC but is being taken nationally to show that this issue affects black families across the country.
Jon Henry is an artist and photographer from Queens NY. His work focuses on athletes, portraits and the community. For more information or to be part of the project contact: info@JonHenryPhotography.com. Check out JonHenryPhotography.com and Jon Henry on Instagram.