My America challenges perceptions of identity and culture as it relates to marginalized peoples in contemporary America. Through providing visual representations of their authentic expressions, actions and joys this series seeks to spark conversations around the erasure marginalized groups face as a result of societal prejudices.
Photographer / Director Bertram Knight | Cinematographer Jacerrea Garraway | Stylist Courtney Raniszewski | Stylist Assistant Nick Buchanan | Production David Zhu | Makeup Ashley Schultz |
Model Charity Woods & Elliott Knight
Bertram Knight is a portrait photographer whose work focuses on celebrating the beauty across the African diaspora. Motivated to bridge a gap between generations of the past and present, Knight’s photographs depict traditional aspects of African American culture, while including more contemporary forms of expression as well. Bertram desires to highlight the delicate nuances between the beauty and struggle within marginalized communities. His work invites you to submerge yourself into an experiential world highlighting movement and emotion. This movement focuses on the inclusion and representation of otherwise often underrepresented peoples. His mantra, “What’s Your Story?” challenges viewers to embrace and cherish their own experience. Join Bertram as he continues to advocate for improved and inclusive representation of marginalized communities through visual art.
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