In All My Glory
The strength of our people is infinite. Amidst historical atrocities and present-day injustices, we continue to draw on the past as we lean into the future. Coming back to oneself and truth in the present always allows for centering in the moment.
“I’m convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over.”Janet Jackson
In a simple frame, the photographer brings us into intimate connection with his subject. With her eyelids painted in warm, pearlescent purple, her look is bold, but refined. Her lined eyes lead the viewer’s gaze back towards her traditional headwrap, in understated black. Although her eyes are closed, she seems distinctly aware of and in harmony with her surroundings. Her expression is serene with peace, but her chin is also tilted up in defiance. In a regal manner, her undeniable strength and beauty converge.
Amir Leung-Tat, In All My Glory, 2017. Digital Photograph. ©Amir Leung-Tat. All rights reserved.