The National Civil Rights museum in Memphis then asked us to exhibit the work and invited us to the museum to do another photoshoot with local children holding ‘I Am A Child’ placards and black men holding ‘I Am A Man’ placards. We staged the photoshoot right on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. It was such an honor to be asked to take photos for that museum in that location. It was a really humbling experience.
Can you tell me more about your work with the Women’s March?
I have always been inspired by the photographs of Martin Luther King and other civil rights movements. I wanted to capture the organizers in the movement because I knew it was going to be a turning point in our society. So, I reached out to them, asking if I could document behind the scenes.
They invited me to meet the team before the first march at their headquarters in New York City. That morning, I awoke to Harry Belafonte on the radio singing ‘Day O’.
Later that day, I was in Mr Belafonte’s office capturing these powerful women in action. At that moment, I knew it was meant to be.
I documented the Women’s March in 2017 and have been documenting numerous actions and events by the organization for the last four years including the most recent March in Washington D.C.
What advice would you give to a young person getting started in the photography industry?
It doesn’t matter what camera you have, you just need to find those moments to capture. Keep shooting. If I don’t shoot for a while, I feel empty and I feel rusty.