An ongoing series depicting black men as gentle beings and displaying the relationship between black men and their cameras. Often times in media and most often in cases of police brutality we see black men gunned down to their deaths due to racial profiling and stereotypes, and it’s important to note that most times, even with time stamped images and video footage that defend the victim, we don’t receive justice. With Black Babies’, I’m showcasing black male presenting image makers appreciating and cradling the tools that ultimately defend our truths, when we ourselves no longer have the agency to do so.
Visually I aim to capture the feelings one feels after an encounter with the police that didn’t end in death. I wanted to capture emptiness, vulnerability, softness, and shock. These feelings mixed with the gratefulness of having that camera watching, and walking away from the encounter alive.