MLK Day March & Celebration on Monday, January 21 was my second event shoot in Tucson. My focus for the day was the celebration (speakers) in Reid Park. As one of several freelance photographers covering the event, it felt like quite a collective and communal event.
The Women’s March Tucson was my first photo event in town. It was a beautiful and energizing day. I captured images that represented the community and event participants in a balanced way.
We’ve been given our own light sources and if we contemplate long enough with adequate tools, we can see more and more light and experience more and more of life.
Below are images taken from my backyard of the super blood moon lunar eclipse on the evening of January 20, 2019 in Marana, AZ (southwest USA).
Her response to her image gallery was, “Thanks for all your hard work! I see sickness in most of my photos…. I choose the ones I like…. I ask that you delete the rest.” I think her images and her comments add a great deal to the larger conversation of Black Womanhood in America. How we internalize our grief and disappointment. How they solidify and weigh us down in a deep abyss of cyclical suffering. How we can become incapable of seeing pass that one thing (situation, heartbreak, betrayal) that first knocked us down.
Howard’s personality and home provided the perfect opportunity to practice capturing personality and energy through my lens. He and his bed & breakfast are full of vibrant color and eclectic personality.
Still seeking written contributions for Phase 1: Experiences of Black Womanhood in America. If you would like to contribute, please email Shawnda@Spirit-Harvest.com.
The Women in Black: Who’s the Boss Women’s Business Conference was the first of several events I attended this summer in an eveffort to go where BlackWomen were congreegated and ask for their time and paricipation in order to share our collective experiences with the world.