"Black Gold" for TYPICAL Mag

Inspired by Monique W. Morris' book Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools and Solange's now Grammy award-winning album "A Seat at the Table", TYPICAL's "Black Gold" was a meeting of minds—myself as photographer, Jessi Noel as stylist and art director, and writer Ekemini Uwan to bring it home, making this article a must read. 

Here are a few of my favorites and some good ones that didn't make the TYPICAL cut.

A Broad Range

I'll never be one to pretend that I know what it's like to be a woman. Let alone a woman in the 1960's. Being the only male on set for Typical Mag's "A Broad Range" gave me a chance to reflect and empathize. What these ladies did was put a face to a struggle. They made it personal. In subtle ways we dehumanize those who aren't like us. Is everything peachy keen for woman in the present day? No. But the ladies I know make dope art that reminds us that they also have a place at the table...and might even stand on it.