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A REFLECTION OF TREU BLEU: A LOOK BEHIND THE LENS OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER TASHA BLEU (PART I OF II)

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By Editor-n-Chief Shawn Chavis

In the spirit of Black History month, model turned fashion photographer Tasha Bleu (Treu Bleu Imagery) decided to pay homage to four inspirational African American female photographers by sharing their professional portraits exclusively with Bronze Magazine.  Tasha intorduces us to each of these women and explains why their works are so inspiring.

“There aren’t many African American female photograpers out there and we must embrace them for dedicating their lives to art.” ~Tasha Bleu

Carrie Mae Weems

Her work will live forever because of the concepts she captured in her series’ and the issues that she brought to our attention in her work.  Her “Kitchen Table” series speaks to me in volumes in regards to the joy and pain that happens in our homes and even right in our kitchens, the only place where our families come together each evening. http:carriemaeweems.net/  

Nastassia Davis

She has ALWAYS amazed me! I’ve been following her work for awhile now, especially with her self portraits…letting the world accept her mind and not letting herself accept the world.  Her work has pushed me to be absolutely treu to myself and let the rest flow.  The messages in her work speaks volumes as well and frankly, many of them don’t include mouths.
http://nastassiadavis.com/

Xaviera Simmons

Her work immediately stands out, you see her heart in her work, the treu definition of an artist.  http://www.nasher.duke.edu/therecord/simmons-xaviera.php
Renee Cox
Her work is rude and I love it! Either you love it or you hate it, another artist where you must accept her mind for what it is…and if not then her work will still live forever.  Renee leaves no prisoners and its so inspiring.  
STAY TUNED…..AS PART II (MON, FEB 21ST) CONTINUES A BEHIND THE LENS LOOK AT FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER TASHA BLEU 

2 Responses
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    July 21, 2011

    Her work will live forever because of the concepts she captured in her series’ and the issues that she brought to our attention in her work. Her “Kitchen Table” series speaks to me in volumes in regards to the joy and pain that happens in our homes and even right in our kitchens, the only place where our families come together each evening?

  • nike dunks sb
    July 21, 2011

    Her work immediately stands out, you see her heart in her work, the treu definition of an artist?

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