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by waters 

The photographs, personal journals, and other materials carefully placed—or hidden— in my home in Newark shape a personal history. The photos  live laminated, in boxes, frames, or in albums, with the stories that accompany them, and serve as a cultural testimony to how my family has always claimed home in  many places.

This is the first set in the ongoing series. Printed on archival paper, variable sizes.

This work was first exhibitited in a solo show belonging to a memory at The Barret Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, in 2021.

“I am a Black Feminist. I mean I recognize that my power as well as my primary oppressions come as a result of my blackness as well as my womaness, and therefore my struggles on both of these fronts are inseparable.” – Audre Lorde