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/
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.