Photography Exhibition

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Opening Reception - Friday, September 6th, 2019
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On exhibition was a collection of cinematic photographs examining the history of the Black American Warrior, including their perspective on the Civil War, the World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, and more.

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Your donations and print orders help to expand the scope of this series by funding future installments. There is still a lot of ground left to cover in the history of our soldiers and I need your help to TELL THEIR STORIES! Click here for more info.

This series is a Grant Recipient from the Queens Council on the Arts, Honorable Mention Awardee from the International Photography Awards, and Nominee at the Fine Art Photography Awards.


Artist’s Statement

Behind the scenes capture on set of a WWI-themed photo shoot. PC: Tyrus Frost

Behind the scenes capture on set of a WWI-themed photo shoot.
PC: Tyrus Frost

As a passionate history enthusiast, I was always disappointed with the treatment of Black American stories. Military men throughout the nation’s past are heralded as heroes, but I seldom found people like me to be included among them. Undeterred, I took the initiative to seek out their stories.

As I learned more about these servicemen it became clear that their lives were a microcosm of the greater Black experience of their day. Their position as fighting men during our country’s most trying times created a powerful perspective on the challenges facing Black Americans both enlisted and in civilian life.

My work is an effort to center that perspective at the forefront of the conversation about who we have become as Americans. 


All images produced by Breadbox Pictures

This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.