- PhMuseum 2021 Photography Grant
Dates2019 - 2020
- Location New York, United States
This project is a way to use the medium of photography to explore the poetic and allegorical links between Black people and nature. The work presents itself as an interaction between images of NYC’s Central Park landscape and genuine portraits taken within the space. With the history of the park being constructed by using eminent domain to strip landowning African-Americans of their property/homes in mind, many of which formed this community to escape the unhealthy conditions and racism found in the other inhabited parts of Manhattan - this is an examination of nature, the negation of civilization, home, and the possibility of escape; centering black tranquility among the chaos of nature space, history, and life today.