Community photo of the week: Peace altar
on March 13, 2013
Every week, Oakland North will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s photo is by Saleem Shakir and it was taken during the March 1 First Friday arts event.
He writes, “This altar was being built in the middle of the street at First Fridays. I watched as people added flowers. I called it a peace altar because that was the sense I got from the intentions within the space. For me, it honored those who have been killed in our streets; so we put peace in the streets. I snapped the photo.”
You can see more from SS Photography at www.saleemshakir.com.
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