blackiNwhite

BlackINwhite -a cross cultural collection- draws from life experiences growing up as an Afro-latina in white America. The art of being Black or Latinx in white spaces is a art of survival. The creative work of this collection demands insight, respect, sensitivity and rigor. To transform these spaces that were built by black arms but filled by white shadows, one must recognize that the fruits of black labor were picked for the wrong hands. These photos picture a historic region of Middletown, CT. Many of the homes featured in these photos were within the Beman Triangle and later became some the first properties owned by freed slaves. Touching on themes of slavery, race, identity, gender and sexuality, this is a collection is worthy of self-reflection. 

© 2020 Nuestra Gente Photography Studios 

 Shantel Sosa