Illustration of Derek Powazek by Adam Ellis

New in Fray: Busted in Jena


When a group of black students in Jena, Louisiana, defied tradition and sat under a “whites only” tree, no one could have predicted that it would become a national story, that Reverend Al Sharpton would lead a march through town, or that Michael David Murphy would quit his job and travel to Jena to meet, and photograph, the residents. But that’s what happened. His photo essay, published in Fray Issue 1, shows that busted stories aren’t always simple.

Sadly, today David came home to find that he’d been robbed, and all of his camera gear is gone.

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