Everyday Blackness: Celebrating Exceptional Women

This art documentary photography project is 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. Over the last half of 2020, I interviewed and photographed each woman in the NJ/NY area.

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.

The entire work is culminated in a self-published photo book and can be purchased here!

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!

Exhibits Featuring the Project

2023 Everyday Blackness - Complete Exhibit, SSB JCC, Bridgewater, NJ

2022 Everyday Blackness - Complete Exhibit, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ

2021 The Time is Yours... Continued, Gravy Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2021 The Time is Yours Philadelphia 2020 Photo Fest, Cherry St Pier, Philadelphia, PA

2021 Unprecedented: Art Responds to 2020, View Center for Arts & Culture, Old Forge, NY

2021 Art Against Racism   Online exhibit, based in Princeton, NJ

2021 By and About Women, Regional Center for Women in the Arts, West Chester, PA

2021 Black Visuals Collective (Black Superwoman Chronicles)  Online exhibit

2021 2020 Vision: Seeing Ourselves, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA

2021 Elevate, Webster Arts, St. Louis, MI

2021 Wreck-oning, Cade Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

2021 Celebrating Black History Through Photography, 4H Morris County, NJ

2021 Black History Month Exhibit, Hammond Gallery, JSU, Jacksonville, AL

2021 Celebrating Harlem Renaissance, Medford Arts Center, Medford, NJ

2021 If Not Now, When?, Gallery 18, The Riverdale Y, The Bronx, NY

2021 HerStory Online exhibit, based in NYC

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