"It could have been me. It could have been me." These were the words uttered by painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was deeply shaken after he heard the story of a black graffiti artist who was beaten to death by New York City police. Seeing his own life reflected in the death of a fellow artist, Basquiat went on to create Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart).
one of my greatest inspirations Dan Eldon was stoned to death at age 22 while covering the war and famine in Somalia as a photojournalist. He left behind a number a beautiful, intricate journals and a legacy of humanitarian awareness and compassion.