WHERE IS THE 'ME' IN MEDIA?
Limited Print edition
Size: All images-A3 (12″ X 18″)
Medium: Photography printed on true matte-dream lab art photo paper
“Where is the “Me” in” media”, a conceptual photography series that interrogates the way in which Black women are depicted in mainstream media as well as how mainstream media has taken over their own narratives, stereotyping us into negative depictions and leaving us with little to no room for positive, wholesome representation. As the newspaper covers the two women, faces hidden, it aims to convey a message that is simple. Media has taken over the Black woman.
The series is a conceptual photography series that interrogates, visualizes, and dares to evoke thoughts/comments and healthy debates on the lived experiences, mistreatment, and fetishization of the black female ‘house niggers’ in the colonial/slavery era for Africans. The series’ name describes how many of the house slaves at the time were told and made to ‘comply’ and how this has translated through the years into present times. The same is expected for black women in different walks of life. The subject in the images has white paint stains on her arm symbolizing the stain these events have had and how they continue to stay on the people for years on.