80 black photographers have been assembled to showcase their personal viewpoints of America in a charitable print sale that will empower a handpicked quintet of charities. See In Black, a newly-formed coalition of black photographers and creatives, has masterminded the initiative, incorporating photographs steeped in the black identity.
Some of the photographs that will be available as prints can be seen above and even a quick perusal reveals a diverse selection of styles and techniques. However, all of the imagery retains a clear focus: the lived experiences of black people, their families and their culture. This sale is a conscious effort to support and spread the storytelling power of black photographers, unmitigated by an editorial filter.
“We are artists and archivists,” said See In Black co-founders Joshua Kissi and Micaiah Carter in a statement. “We do not merely make images of Black figures, we document history that is often unrecorded with intentionality, respect, nuance and care. We serve as a platform for Black people to stand proudly in their permanence.”
Visit See In Black’s website to peruse the sale when it begins on June 19, otherwise known as Juneteenth. It will end on July 3, the day before America’s Independence Day. Each print will be available for $100 USD apiece, plus tax and shipping.
See In Black selected charities to donate all profits to based on their relevance to “five key pillars of Black advancement”: civil rights, education/arts, intersectionality, community building, and criminal justice reform, represented by Know Your Rights Camp, Youth Empowerment Project, National Black Justice Coalition, Black Futures Lab and The Bail Project.