Posted on Jun 15, 2012

USF Nursing Assistant Dean of Global & Community Affairs, LaRon Nelson, Comments on African-American Father Figure Photography in New York Times

USF Nursing Assistant Dean of Global & Community Affairs, LaRon Nelson, Comments on African-American Father Figure Photography in New York Times

University of South Florida College of Nursing Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Global & Community Affairs, LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, NP, is quoted in the New York Times article, Exploring African-American Fatherhood, commenting on the photography of Zun Lee from the project, “Father Figure”.

LaRon Nelson USF College of Nursing
LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, NP 

“There is a spirit, an essence, a sense of shared meaning that somehow most images don’t exude,” Dr. Nelson said in the New York Times article.  “I had not noticed this myself, until I saw Zun’s pictures and had them juxtaposed with the images of black fathers that were cataloged in my memory from years of media consumption. I knew instantly that I was seeing the ‘thing,’ the spirit, essence, shared meaning, about which the fathers had found so absent from the public domain.”

Read the full story in the New York times article, “Exploring African-American Fatherhood