I believe that the most powerful images make you want to look longer, they make you feel something; they nag you. Most important, we had deep conversations about self-esteem, relationships, our dreams and aspirations. The time that I spent with the girls, together with all I was learning, reading, experiencing, watching, and looking at, led to the creation of these images. My advice for young photographers is to lead with the excitement to make first before weighing yourself down with what it means. I say make the images first and investigate what they mean later.
Sandra. Age: 23.
The time that I spent with the girls, together with all I was learning, reading, experiencing, watching, and looking at, led to the creation of these images.
Ada. Age: 22.
13 Emotional Pictures From The Perspective Of Young Black Women
The fact that I was an adult, but not one of their parents, helped us create a relationship based on mutual respect, care, and an exchange of knowledge in an intimate setting. We are constantly coming to understand ourselves through the eyes of others. Nydia Blas is an artist and community leader whose pictures capture a striking and deeply intimate perspective of black female adolescence.