Spotlight: Meet Photographer Ayana V. Jackson

Meet Photographer Ayana V. Jackson

 

Ayana V. Jackson is an US American photographer, filmmaker, and contemporary artist based between Johannesburg, New York and Paris.

Jackson restages colonial-era photographs in a series of digitally-collaged images in which she photographs herself moving through past and future themes, invoking social identity narratives. The captivating sepia tinted moments are told through period costume, demonstrative body language and her knowledge of historical lore.

Assuming the place of the original sitters helps Jackson to critique the historical significance of African-Americans in the history of photography, during the rise of European colonialism.  As well, as to identify the significant themes in the continuing struggle to interrogate their structures.

In this contemporary realm of art, Jackson digs deep into African-American and African diaspora experiences, giving new life to older narrations by performing stories see wants to see, and in turn granting the viewer a new way to reconstruct the fabric of expression.

 

‘To Kill or Allow to Live’ eyes closed, looking inward toward the Black Lives Matter movement (hands up), and expressing Blind Justice and Dodging Justice.

 

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Ayana V. Jackson | Medium: Photography | Website | Facebook | Ayana V. Jackson is represented by Gallery MoMo & Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

Meet Photographer Ayana V. Jackson

Meet Photographer Ayana V. Jackson