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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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We promote the work of a diverse group of photographers. Join our database of UK-based Black photographers.

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 Zaria Love

Zaria Love Q&A

The Black gaze means an admiration of everything Black. Admiration that is not only external but also internal. Internally in regards to politics, culture, emotions, and mental illness. Overall, the Black Experience.

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Image 1 by Vanessa Charlot

Vanessa Charlot Q&A

To me, the ‘black gaze’ is about shifting the visual power and narrative to, and through, the lens of Blackness.

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Image 1 by Bria Woods

Bria Woods Q&A

The Black gaze is home. It’s not foreign, it doesn’t trigger my need to survive and determine whether I’m safe, much like the White gaze does.

The Black gaze is not trying to ask if I’m good enough or if I fit a certain mould. The Black gaze appreciates me for who I am.

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A database of Black British photographers

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