2017 - Ongoing
This series of photographs is part of an ongoing project about the African American people living in the deep south. My photographs strive to weave a layered story of the African American people of the Delta, their socio-economical and psychological challenges, their battles with natural hardships such as flooded land, as well as their rich cultural traditions, inspired charm and persistent resilience.
The Black Lives Matter movement has never been so important and prevalent in our lives as today. This grant would enable my series Where the Roots Grow Deep to bring awareness and attention to the unique and unappreciated African American culture and people of the deep south and their influence on the region and beyond. I consider myself in the beginning stages of exploring this controversial subject matter and the many layers that may be exposed within my explorations.