As protests continue in support of Black Lives Matter and Black Trans Lives Matter, many have called on social media to amplify Black voices. Now, photographers Micaiah Carter and Joshua Kissi aim to amplify Black visibility.
Carter and Kissi's new 'See In Black,' is a coalition of Black photographers taking back their narratives and owning their stories. "Historically, Black people have been on the receiving end of the camera lens as the subject matter," See In Black's website reads. "The gaze by which we were viewed was not ours. Now, it’s vital that we are narrators of how our stories are told and how we’re seen."
The collective was also formed in response to the deaths of "George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Tony McDade, and other Black people at the hands of law enforcement."
Launched on Juneteenth (June 19th), See In Black enlisted 80 Black photographers for the "Black in America" project to benefit and uplift the Black community. "See In Black is raising funds that support five key pillars of Black advancement: civil rights, education/arts, intersectionality, community building, and criminal justice reform," reads the mission statement.
Through July 3rd, you can purchase prints produced by Artifact Uprising for $100, with 100 percent of proceeds donated to Know Your Rights Camp, Youth Empowerment Project, National Black Justice Coalition, Black Futures Lab and The Bail Project.
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