Artist Statement

 
 

LIGHT is a series showcasing African American women of a darker complexion in bright clothing and lipstick to combat the stigma I grew up with that "you're too dark to wear bright colors!" This stigma of darker skin being inferior stems from internal and external racism among the African American community. Trying a new approach of showing subjects at night sometimes alone or with one other model to convey the isolation one may have felt due to colorism.