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By erasing the black body from photography it eradicates us from history, thereby impacting our self-image and allows us to be ignored and dismissed. Film, like most things, wasn’t initially created to respect all skin tones. My film “Defining Shadows,” is a 16 mm experimental film, whose purpose is to bring black people into light by defying the racial defects of film, in order to, positively reconstruct the perception of the black body, and show not how black people react to the light once being in it, but how the light reacts to the black body.

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