Justin-Michael Emmanuel

A Facefull of Mangos My photography deals with the nature of self preservation. As a child of Trinidadian immigrants and a member of the Afro diaspora my work attempts to decolonize the visual representation of Black bodies. It works to dismantle the criminalization of Black folk and destroy colonial racialized media. Rooted in my life experience my photographs attempt to bridge cultural identity with self understanding. The images I create attempt to shed light on what love feels like and looks like for Black families in early 21st century United States of America and most importantly, to give hope.