Unframed Black Joy Matters 2020 Autumn Harvest Series by artist Naimah Thomas.
Where society has told Black people to “be quiet”, or that we’re “too loud”, reveling in joy is an act of resistance. As our feeds become even more inundated with images of trauma, joy can help us heal, too. Here, writer and broadcaster Chanté Joseph examines the history of Black joy and explains why it’s so vital.
Read more about the importance of Black Joy here https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/what-is-black-joy
Autumn Harvest Series, is a group of digital images originally created for a limited color palette challenge I completed over the summer in 2020. After attending an accessibility training with For the People Artists Collective. I wanted to recreate the images with a different color palette that is considerate of individuals that may experience impairments.
The initial work consisted of vibrant colors, purple, pink, orange, and magenta. Colors that work really well together, but tend to vibrate on screen. Being dedicated to creating work that is inclusive doesn't stop with the narrative, there needs to be a consistent consideration of the intersectionality. As I continue to grow as an artist and unlearn to relearn again, my work will shift and adapt to the changes.
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