“So you live in this world that is telling you all these… like, land of the free and home of the brave. And none of it has ever been right for you, none of that has been true for your family, ever.”


In 2017, New Profit asked Kris Graves, a photographer and publisher based in New York and London, to create a series of images around the theme of proximity. Graves’ recent work includes creating portraits for Lynching in America (2017)—a multi-channel collaboration with Google and the Equal Justice Initiative that confronts the ongoing injustices stemming from slavery in the United States—and A Bleak Reality (2016), a series that documents eight sites of the murder of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Explore Graves’ photography series on the theme of proximity below.