Acknowledging The Darkness To Flourish In The Light:
Striving and Surviving Black men have always been looked at under a microscope that has already been tainted to project a negative, “hood-like” persona upon us. To America, our skin color says it all. We’re constantly judged before we can even utter a sentence or take a breath. In this series of work, I’ve put the viewer in my shoes as a black man living in America whose life has been intertwined with one of the country’s most historical terrorist attacks, September 11th. In order to give a concise idea of the perspective of a black man, I’ve interviewed and photographed various black men on their experience in America to highlight the adversities we face together, as well as the battles we independently fight. Altogether, this project is meant to share the life experience of black men in America by sharing and amplifying the voice of the stories told through photographs and texts.