Born in Ohio but raised in the south, I have become a citizen of the world in 27 short years. My work is best thought of as an emotional response to my intuitive perspective on the world. I have shown my work in Atlanta, GA, New York, NY, Berlin, DE and Lacoste, FR. Im currently seeking my Masters of Fine Art in photography at the University of Hartford. I currently live in Atlanta, Georgia.
These photographs are a nod to my father; a man who shows no wounds from the culture abuse American society has given to black communities since the founding of our country. I was freed from that burden when I was born with white skin, which, subsequently, also stripped me of my ancestral heritage that I am seeking to restore. This work explores the role of masculinity in black communities and attempts to retell the journey of my ancestors’ migration north from the Jim Crow south.
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