"I wasn't going down there as a spectator" - an Interview with Adrian O. Walker

Adrian O. Walker

Matthew Fox-Amato

Photographer and St. Louis native Adrian O. Walker came to campus as the featured artist in our panel discussion, Photography as a Medium of Change: Practice, Politics, and History, in late April, 2015. While on campus Mr. Walker kindly agreed to an interview with Matthew Fox-Amato, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Program, on chronicling the Ferguson protests as a citizen artist, the beauty of urban decay when examined and inscripted by the artists of graffiti and photography, and his imperative that his camera is "a tool, not a weapon."

From Adrian O. Walker's Collection (used with permission by the artist):