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Thought I’d share something with you. Work on something cool. I collaborated with The Black Gaze to guest edit this months newsletter. Check out the link.

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The Black Gaze Newsletter | November 2021
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jana williams
Dec 7, 2021
Location: United Kingdom
Work in this issue will range from portraiture and figurative photography to landscape and street and aerial photography. What inspires me most about the images you’ll see in this issue is the intimacy.“Shoot What You Know!”; a mantra used by one of my favourite design school instructors to motivate and encourage students of photography to consider the stories that are closest to their heart.Highlighting who’s up next in the Philly photography scene, the work brings me back to a place of curios…

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Jana Williams Photography

Jana Williams is an American documentary photographer and visual storyteller based in Philadelphia. Their practice in photography touches on ideas of spectatorship and the oppositional gaze, voyeurism and representation of the black female body throughout history, and celebration of the everyday. Jana began their investigation with the camera taking self-portraits and photographs of family. Their goal as a photographer was to create a visual journal of her daily observations documenting life's rituals. Over the past five years, they’ve focused on making community-engaged art that documents the lives of the disabled, and LGBTQ youth of color. Receiving a BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design; they’ve exhibited work in New Jersey; New York; Ghana, and London. Their photographs have been published in Marie Claire; Picture Magazine, and American Photography. Receiving honorable mention from PDN Exposure Awards, AP34 and iPOY; Jana has recently worked with A+E/Lifetime Network and their work has been collected by Danny Simmons and the African American Museum. Thank You For Visiting. Drop me a line with photographic inquiries and requests.
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