“Documentary photographer Suzun Lucia Lamaina has spent the last five years traveling throughout the United States chronicling the lives of former members of the Black Panther Party in portraits and stories. In her new book (out in October 2016), Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers in Portraits and Stories, Lamaina's black and white portraits provide the viewer with the opportunity to see what former members look like today. Their stories that accompany the portraits give first-hand accounts from the former Panthers, in their own words, about what is was like to be in the Party and what they're doing now that is a continuation of the work they started in their youth. Extraordinary portraits, extraordinary stories.”
– Rick Moss, African American Museum & Library at Oakland