digital photography on canvas
16 x 30 in.
This collection of my photography, past and present, represents struggles, strength, resilience, and pride of the Black woman.
The 1619 Project, by Nikole Hannah-Jones, addresses the consequences of slavery and contributions of Blacks in building our country. It stresses the importance of reframing our country’s history. My Truth Seekers body of work transports you to a different place in time as the subjects confront you with the truth.
A quote by Malcolm X from May, 1962, still rings true today:
“The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” The Crowns of Empowerment pieces deal with fighting for basic human rights and above all, respect.
Eloquent words by Maya Angelou remind us we’re still standing. We survive and we fight on.
My work speaks to our successes, our triumphs, our restoration, our joys, our journeys, and above all, our self-love.
© Natalie Jackson