My daughter and niece's involvement in each other's lives is constant and expected. Holidays, birthdays, trips to the beach, sleepovers, weekends and lazy afternoons are all spent in one another's company. They also share the unique experience of being fully, or partially, first generation. I admire their innocent, confident relationships to themselves, their world and one another.
Growing up is a journey and the girls have each other to help navigate the process. I'm indebted to these three beauties for letting me follow them through their's with my camera in hand. They have begun to understand that the everyday ordinary lives of Black girls are not well represented in the photo world, and agree that one intention of this series is to capture the brilliance of their communion and kinship while bringing forward another perspective. My hope is that when they look back on this work, they will see the beauty of their childhood together. When they look for everyday representations of themselves in the world, instead of stereotypes, they will find themselves here, in this work we made together, reflected with love.
This project is ongoing.