Grade Solomon
A headshot of a young girl in partial shadow.

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December 19
Collection of the artist

The photographer Grade Solomon embarked on a road trip in December 2020, traveling through Texas, where he took this photograph. Recognizing the interplay of the early evening’s light, shadow, and color, Solomon provides a temporal specificity to the exploratory journey by drawing on the long-standing tradition of road trip photography in the United States. He, like others before him, considered the road a place of exploration and growth. Solomon also connected with the sitter on a personal level; the two discussed their lives as biracial Asians at a moment when anti-Asian hate was on the rise.