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 →