Where are you located/based out of? : Washington DC Where did your inspiration for photography begin? : My inspiration for photography began in the dark room. Before the age of digital cameras, I took a photography class and fell in love with the quiet and artistic vibe in the dark room. I hadn’t thought of this until now but it for sure was the peace I found in manually processing images that propelled me into photography. How would you describe your photography style? : When I started, my style was airy and soft. I’m not sure I’ve completely settled on my style, but lately I gravitate toRead More →

St .Joseph

Documentary photographer Monica Hendricks is an artist with great interest in themes of identity, particularly within the African-American community. She also examines subcultures, counter-cultures, and various social issues. This photo essay provides a glimpse into her work. View in Lightbox by clicking any of the images. In January 2010, when I began my project on the historic cemeteries of Shreveport, Louisiana, I was curious. I wanted to know more about these sacred spaces I saw located throughout the city. I began researching, thinking that, by examining the way the deceased are cared for by the living, I could learn more about local society as aRead More →