What is blackness? Truth be told, its meaning can be defined in a multiplicity of ways. Not just in the color of your skin, mind you, but in the far reaching depths of your soul. My name is E. Renard Jackson. As an African American photographer I set out to discover the true meaning of blackness behind the innocence and truthfulness of a lens. And what I discovered is that blackness has several layers, each one more beautiful, yet, more complex than the other.