The thing that’s so disgusting about the murders of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Sean Bell etc (a very long list) is that it’s not like we’re trying to figure out who killed them. We know perfectly well. We’re just trying to figure out if that black kid deserved to die. They’re humanity is put on trial, like being a person wasn’t enough. Black people literally have to prove that we’re worthy of living.



Chinese photographer Jun C elevates humble safety pins into surprisingly expressive anthropomorphic subjects for an ongoing series of photos entitled Brooch. Some appear to sit alone on a chair or at a desk, while others spend time with loved ones.

The pins are carefully bent and positioned in scenes that are wholly familiar to us humans - so much so that the viewer immediately identifies with the little metal subjects on an emotional level. In Jun C’s world, the life of a safety pin has its ups and downs just as it does for any of us.

Visit Jun C’s deviantART gallery to check out more of his work.

[via Design Taxi]