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Posts published by “Jordan Somers”

Jordan Somers is currently in his second year of Visual Media at Seattle Central College. He specializes in photojournalism and documentary work, with a particular emphasis on social movements happening throughout the city. His 2020 documentary, Hope is Not Cancelled, was an official selection at the Local Sightings Film Festival, and won an award for best editing at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival. Jordan is an avid traveler when granted the opportunity, and has a keen interest in psychology and existential philosophy.

Remembering lives lost: Seattle murals and vigils honor those lost since George Floyd’s murder

May 25, 2021, marked the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis police department.  The anniversary sparked protests and vigils nationwide honoring Floyd and those who have lost their…

1 Year later: Protesters march to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder

On May 29, 2021, protesters met at Occidental Park in Pioneer Square to commemorate George Floyd, who was murdered by Minneapolis police one year ago.  Seattle residents marched to decry the continued systematic violence and…

Poetry book review of Chelsey Richardson’s “All Water Has Perfect Memory”

After my second reading of Seattle-based artist and educator Chelsey Richardson’s book, All Water Has Perfect Memory, the conscious act of parsing her words had become an unconsciously raw, bitter, eerily lucid emotional transcendence.  These…

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