My practice as a photographer is greatly influenced by my family and the stories they tell me about growing up in the Caribbean. My photographs are where dreams meet the physical world and earthly things take on a higher meaning. I search for the uncanny. I uncover what is hidden. An obscured face, a wet flower, a dark shadow.
I think that there are more people of color in front of the lens than ever before, but it often leads to the commodification of black and brown bodies. As a black woman photographer, I have found that I am uniquely positioned to help dismantle this kind of voyeuristic objectification. It is important that we keep pushing for representation both in front of and behind the lens. I have the utmost compassion and respect for the people I photograph, and I love connecting with them in a way that goes beyond the camera.
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