Passes is an ongoing series created in collaboration with Dread Scott, drawing on research begun during a residency at the Camargo Foundation near Marseille. The artworks explore connections between the forced migrations and currencies of the French Slave Trade and present-day migrations from Africa to Europe. Research for the project has involved examining historic records of leading 19th century Marseillais people-trader MM. Regis.
The first three prints shown here were made in the lithography studio at Stony Brook University with master printer Lorena Salcedo-Watson and students. The fourth lithograph shown was published in 2022 in Paris by Deb Chaney Editions. Prints are still available from these editions: please inquire.