Black Americana

January 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

These gorgeous photos from “An Island in the Sun,” are the first images from Black Americana – “a four part photo-essay presenting a commentary on Black American life.” The creative duo behind the series, Brandon Littlejohn and  Rod Gailes OBC, are stimulating discussions about the differences in the African-American experience in America. It broadens the narrative of the single story of beauty and national identity that emerged during the civil rights period and depicts a refreshing look at a piece of Black American history.

“The next 3 installments will cover Black patriotism, family and education. The culminating collection of images will then be showcased in a gallery showing and packaged as a photo-book.” – Black Americana

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If these images are any indication of what is to come, then I’m very excited to see the finished project.

*All photos courtesy of Black Americana

Help support the Black Americana series.

x Pearls and Revolution x

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