1984 – 1990
While living in the South, I felt an unspoken code of conduct that existed between black and white culture. We lived close together and interacted frequently but weren't supposed to know one another as full people. My camera was a gateway into black culture, and taking pictures became a way for me to interact. These photographs suggest that these "others" are exactly the same as "us" — that despite the appearance of difference, their hopes and cares, both ordinary and profound, are identical to ours.
silver print 8 x 10 inches