photographs by Lisa Brown
April 8 – May 15, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8th, 7-9pm
Closing Reception and Artist Talk: Sunday, May 15th, 6-7
Power from women of the African diaspora are commonly overlooked, but are the backbones to all communities. They are not given space in the art world for healing through means of an art practice or time with Mother Earth. Brown and black women suffer the most micro-aggressions, being a woman, and having skin tones many shades of brown. These still photos on film provide a space of healing from the inside of their bodies to the lens of my camera . I stand in protest and with my camera to capture their light. They are the medicine, they are the offering, they are the altar.
About The Artist: Lisa Brown was born and raised between Washington, DC and Compton,California.She had a film camera in her hand at the age of 7. She was inspired by her grandfather, who was a student at Howard Law,but a street photographer in DC in the late 80’s. Photography and darkroom were the first classes she took at the Washington DC Children’s museum. She attended secondary education at Prince George’s College,where she acquired a degree in arts. After college she dove deep into Africana Studies and now attends MICA for photography. She has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Art Society, Black is Magazine ,Dayton Art Institute and The National museum of Women’s in the Arts.