elyse phelps

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Memorial Totem Pole

While taking a brief tourist break during a business trip to Seattle,  my coworkers and I stumbled upon the John T. Williams Memorial Totem Pole Project tent. Williams was a carver who was killed in an altercation with Seattle police. To honor his memory, his family and friends are carving a totem pole to be erected in a public space in the city. The carvers let us get close to see and touch their work and learn about their craft. See more images in my Flickr stream.

Waterfront Park — Seattle

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