I created this moving photoshoot concept to honor Black History month, collaborating with local San Diego artists and photographers because I wanted to honor a legend and hero of Black History, Harriet Tubman. It took two days to photograph and two days to produce collaboration.
The hardest part of this collaboration was the extreme emotional reality of where we are today in history and the time that she lived and persevered. In humble gratefulness, artists Christyl O’Flaherty, Tchnavia Qz Bryant, and Aaron Searcy masterminded a fine art photography photoshoot to honor the likeness and tribute to the historical, profound Harriet Tubman.
Along with the extremely talented team and models: Reneaja Norris / Mj Jung as Harriet, DiDi Khal, Andrew Wilson, Latara Hamilton, Othniel Falaise, Tanzania Brown, Zani Do Rio, Jamila Brasil, Kyla Henson, Leslee Gorham, Akpovwa Omonefe Clinton. Wardrobe specialist’s Ann Moreman and Emily Stagedragon. The studio provided by Courtney Henderson. Outdoor scenes: Solana Beach Trail, Solana Beach Ca.
The power in this local production was immense and a direct tribute to the humble, beautiful and powerful cause Harriet Tubman stood tall for. Onlookers stopped in awe as they viewed from afar, a reoccurrence in history happens before their eyes. We are a blessed group of powerful artists that also stand tall in our art and in honoring such a legendary woman in history.
Harriet Tubman was a strong activist in the freeing of slaves during the Civil War and held her fierce conviction for freedom and justice during her lifetime. It is a grand honor to share her story every day, not just a day in February.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world,”- Harriet Tubman.
Vision faith prayer
It is rumored that Harriet Tubman’s visions led her to freedom
Harriet Tubman guides by lantern light
Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman and William Still
Harriet was able to communicate and lead people to freedom
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