//emotion + expression// for this picture, i tried to show my calmness and seriousness, which is a side that not many people see of me. lots of people know me as someone who will always make jokes and make light of dark situations (obviously when appropriate) and i tried to convey a different side of myself that is not often displayed in a photo. i thought making direct eye contact would also be a nice addition to the photo because when someone looks at the picture of me, the eye contact remains regardless of where they move. i also made the picture off-centered so that the background was visible and not entirely out of focus.
i found that it was a very difficult challenge to display social justice issues in the courtyard because everyone's background was very similar and we weren't outside of the school campus to take photos of everyday life in the eyes of another human. i uploaded this photo purely because of the limited time and i think it's a decent photo, not that it relates to social justice in any way.
i chose to work with henry, iman, faith, and jacob on the issue that everyone is equal, and we tried to show how that isn't displayed in society by me showing my rage and our confusion. we were all in the photo except for henry, who was the photographer. i still found that it way a difficult issue to convey but i tried my best to express my emotions through the photos.
For this photo of Iman, I tried to show how important the difference between all lives matter and Black Lives Matter is. All lives matter is obviously a true statement, but Black Lives Matter is a more relevant and specific statement not only because it is true, but because of the insufficient positive representation of Blacks as a whole. We experience constant injustice and fear on a daily basis that no other ethnic group faces. I added the text next to picture of Iman to show my passionate opinion about the movement without having any hidden meanings or messages. I wanted to make the image a strong, thought provoking piece with no misinterpreted thoughts.
BLACK LIVES MATTER.