A Thousand Words


How often has the photographer’s lens captured Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan in the same frame and in almost every case we see Malcolm engaged in some purposeful conversation while Farrakhan can be seen close by, his face frozen with a look of absent-minded preoccupation, seemingly lost in his own thoughts, clearly pondering something of considerable weight. Sadly, we have since come to learn just what it was that was consuming Farrakhan so: how best to outmanoeuvre Malcolm, stab his erstwhile mentor in the back and assume his coveted place at Elijah Muhammad’s side…



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