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Black Innocence (Photojournalism)

 

Black Innocence is an independent photo journalism project originally displayed at the late great Method Gallery in Columbus Ohio (2013).  The project is composed of photos that capture authentic innocence of African American children in real-life, unscripted, candid moments. The photos depict hope, joy, potential, promise, newness, and everyday life. 

The Black Innocence Collection aims to promote compassion, love, grace, and unity by rebranding the tattered image of Black youth, reviving a positive frame, inspiring belief in the future, exposing potential, and neutralizing the polarization of Blackness.  The images seen in the Black Innocence project are different than the common African American public image that we’ve grown accustomed to.  The photos shed light on the beautiful, rather than highlighting the negative.