Every week we recognize an exceptional image by a BFP member and “pin” it to the top of our facebook stream for reward and inspiration. This past week’s winner is photographer Jumoke Sanwo’s haunting black and white self portrait. You can see more of her work on her blog http://jumokeshotme.shutterchance.com/.
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 a