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 Chiyana Ankhrah

Chiyana Ankhrah Q&A

To me, the Black gaze means to see and understand through Black eyes. To read and listen. To comprehend, not to respond.

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Image 1 by Wasi Daniju

Wasi Daniju Q&A

To me, the Black gaze means exactly what it sounds like – seeing things from a Black point of view (which is not monolithic) and with regards to photography, in a way that attempts to shed as much as possible of the colonialism that is inherent to the practice.

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Image 2 by Beresford Hodge

Beresford Hodge Q&A

For the best part we all have the ability to look and not truly see. To engage others requires a platform, a means to open visual debate and hone our skills via collaboration, to think and act in the context of we and us and not me, myself and I. No one is the finished article, we are all a work in progress. This is what the Black Gaze means to me and why it matters.

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Image 1 by Elsie Kibue-Ngare

Elsie Kibue-Ngare Q&A

The Black gaze is looking at Black people and their experiences from the Black perspective without the interference of the ever so present White gaze. It matters as it is an opportunity for telling our own stories as our representation of who we are matters and not the idea of who we are from ‘the other’.

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Sandra Harper Q&A

I’ve been researching my family tree for years… My challenge is how do I document my ancestry and produce something visual? Well, the ancestors live on through my mother.

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