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TheBlkGaze

An online space dedicated to the celebration of Black perspectives in photography

The Q&A

The Q&A is an ongoing conversation with Black photographer's across the world. If you would like to take part then we would love to hear from you.

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In conversation with Black photographers

In this ongoing and thought provoking series, we invite Black photographers from around the world to share their thoughts and experiences.

Image 1 by John Ferguson

John Ferguson Q&A

The term Black gaze signifies to me that I’m unapologetically Black… When one learns the Black gaze for themselves, they’re purposely allowing their presence to be seen, heard and challenged, with or without prejudice.

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Image 1 by Dawn Hester

Dawn Hester Q&A

To me the Black gaze is when people are surprised and/or shocked I’m not a wedding photographer.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong being a wedding photographer but all Black photographers aren’t.

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Image 1 by Karene-Isabelle Jean-Baptiste

Karene-Isabelle Jean-Baptiste Q&A

The Black Gaze means looking at Black subjects with kindness, empathy and nuance. It means that as Black people we can be seen as we truly are and not with preconceived notions of who we are. It’s important because images are powerful.

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