Everyday Blackness:

Celebrating Exceptional Women


Everyday Blackness: Celebrating Exceptional Women is my new art documentary photography book, a  series of 25 portraits of  Black women with supporting quotes and text. The women are of  diverse ages and backgrounds, who defy stereotypes, forge unique paths and are exemplars of courage, tenacity, and resilience. Their roles include author, educator, entrepreneur, doctor, attorney – and more. This work dispels any reason to fear the "other” and reminds us that we are all connected on a deeper level, having more in common than not. These photos and stories offer upliftment, insight, and inspiration. 

Purchase the book here!


First Complete Exhibit!

On View: February 4 - May 22, 2022

Visual Arts Center of NJ

68 Elm St, Summit, NJ

Opening: Friday, Feb 4

Daylight Preview 4-5pm & VIP Reception 6:30-8:30pm *

Both receptions are FREE and open to all! Please click here to register!

*Due to the ongoing pandemic, please check the Visual Arts Center website for any updates closer to the date.

I am truly excited and honored to finally be having a complete and proper in-person exhibit for all the images in this project! Mary Birmingham, Curator of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, has been incredibly supportive of my work and offered a beautiful space and period of time to view and learn about the women of this series! I can't wait for you to see this!

More events are being planned at the VAC for March & Women's History Month for this exhibit! Stay tuned for more info soon!



2021 Book Launch & Virtual Reception

Please click here to view a video recording of the Virtual Reception held on March 7, 2021! Over 80 people from across the US, Canada, England and Denmark attended for a joyful and inspiring discussion! Moderated by Dr. April Robinson, 14 of the 25 women from the book were also there to share their perspectives and experiences! They walked right off the pages!


Past Exhibits Featuring the Project

Since releasing this work in February 2021, I'm grateful that 14 exhibits across the US have featured select images from my portrait  series as part of their juried online exhibits. Please see below to view my images in the context of the various fitting exhibit themes.

The Time is Yours... Continued   Gravy Studio, Philadelphia, PA

The Time is Yours   Philadelphia 2020 Photo Fest, Cherry St Pier, Philadelphia, PA

Unprecedented: Art Responds to 2020   View Center for Arts & Culture, Old Forge, NY

Art Against Racism Online exhibit, based in Princeton, NJ

By and About Women The Regional Center for Women in the Arts, West Chester, PA

Black Visuals Collective (Black Superwoman Chronicles) Online exhibit

2020 Vision: Seeing Ourselves Through Challenging Times Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA

Elevate Webster Arts, St. Louis, MI

Wreck-oning Cade Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

Celebrating Black History Through Photography 4H organization based in central NJ

Black History Month Juried Exhibition Hammond Gallery, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Celebrating Harlem Renaissance! Medford Arts Center, Medford, NJ

If Not Now, When? Gallery 18, The Riverdale Y, The Bronx, NY

HerStory Online exhibit, based in NY

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