Lisa Haynes of Charmed Life Photography is hosting an aquatic bridal styled shoot in Fredericksburg, VA on March 4th. This styled shoot will be held completely underwater! The theme is modern Greek mythology. She will have a bridal setup, details, florals, a stylized tablescape, and multiple other shooting stations. It is open to photographers and they will need some sort of underwater gear to participate. We will be in 4ft – 7ft of water. More details are here: https://www.charmedlifephotography.com/aquatic-styled-shoot Lisa Haynes Charmed Life PhotographyRead More →

My name is Nitashia Johnson and I’m a photographer based in Dallas, Texas. For the last year, I’ve been working on a book about Self Love for Women of Color.  The project was created to combat the harsh stereotypes associated with the black community.  When I started experimenting with the project, I had originally planned only to photograph women with natural hair. As it progressed, I felt that it would be vital to include written content and allow the women to express themselves and give their opinions and experiences on topics such as colorism, self-love, and racism.  I’d like to share with you an excerpt from Tylah’s story:Read 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 →

The DAWA Project

Washington based photographer Kariba Jack was concerned about cuts to arts funding. She was inspired to start a not-for-profit to support arts education for children.  Here we present a brief Q&A with Ms. Jack as she explains all about the DAWA Project. BFP: What is the DAWA Project? KJ: The DAWA Project is a non-profit organization that aims to empower our young people and help teach the values of self-worth, honesty, confidence, artistic ability, and compassion while supporting community involvement. DAWA stands for Developing Artistic Women’s Awareness. We are currently based in Washington State but we have plans to expand nationally. BFP: What inspired youRead More →