Being a Black man/woman isn’t something you necessarily have to announce. On the surface, our differences are pretty visible. So visible, that it served as a catalyst for many, many years of oppression. There have been several tipping points in the past few decades in the United States of America and it feels as if the year 2020 is the last straw for most. The kettle has boiled over. The streets are on fire (figuratively & literally) and filled with daily protests demanding that our voices are heard and our lives are protected.
What’s needed now more than ever, is for people to see, feel, & experience who we truly are. We are beautiful, proud, intelligent, creative, inspiring, and are demanding that the world finally acknowledges that. It’s important, as Black photographers, that we capture the love and light of our people and the space we occupy in humanity. It’s imperative that we celebrate each other in that way and invite others to see us in the same light.
That’s the purpose of this installation- to showcase our beauty, our variety, our interests & our pride- as seen through the lens of DMVbred Black photographers.
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Saturday August 15 | 2PM | Instagram Live Tour + Virtual Artist Meet and Greet on @UnionMarketDC
Thursday, August 20 | 6:30PM | In Conversation with Claudia M. Watts, Managing Editor, WI Bridge: We Present What We Represent
What “ALL” Black lives means visually. A virtual panel discussion featuring all five artists.
Free + open to the public. RSVP HERE.