Hi - We Are Women is a brand new art blog for people who identify as WOC and non-binary POC to share and celebrate their art. We would really appreciate it if you could share this with your followers!
We Are Women is a safe, inclusive and supportive space for ALL women of color and non-binary people of color to share, celebrate and encourage their artistic endeavours. We aim to connect WOC and non-binary POC with one another, and rejoice in our cultural, (un)gendered and artistic identities.
New York based photographer/director A. Retina Stewart focuses on documenting the hip hop culture and addressing the social themes within in. Coming from a commercial photography background within the hip-hop industry, Retina is well aware of what type of image of a rapper sells: the shot depicting raw aggression most efficiently. Hip-hop is a culture and music genre most notoriously known for the hard exterior and rebellious nature of those that emerge from it. I am less interested in the facade and the music industry’s representation of masculinity. Solely documenting black men, I depict the artist in a manner that is more dimensional and nuanced by addressing their passions, emotions, insecurities, and fears. The Underground Project short film will be debuting in May 2015.
It was Sonia Sanchez who said, “The black artist is dangerous. Black art controls the “Negro’s” reality, negates negative influences, and creates positive images.”
Black contemporary art has met resistance from the white dominated art world. An arena that limited itself from a diverse aesthetic of culture and vibrancy. Galleries of “white walls, with white people, drinking white wine.”
Yet, black artists continued to produce,whether accepted by the white dominated art world or not, and produced some of the greatest and memorable pieces in contemporary American art.