Photobook: Martin Luther King, Jr on the Mall in Washington, D.C.


Sculpture of Martin Luther King, Jr on the Mall in Washington D.C., photo 2015 by Amy Cools

About a year and a half ago, I visited Washington, D.C. and Martin Luther King, Jr’s memorial on the Mall. The sculpture of King at the center of the memorial is by Lei Yixin and was completed in 2011. His likeness here is not liked by all: some feel King looks too stern and confrontational. But Yixin felt it important to demonstrate King’s strength and determination in his portrait. 


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