See in Black coalition launches with charity print sale

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Alexis Hunley, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Dana Scruggs, Josef Adamu, Mark Clennon and Flo Ngala are among the names donating their work in a print sale launched by See in Black, a coalition of Black photographers, and “a platform for Black people to stand proudly in their permanence”, founded by Joshua Kissi and Micaiah Carter.

Priced at $100 per print, all profits will be donated to charities representing what the initiative identifies as the “five key elements of Black advancements”: civil rights, education, intersectionality, community building, and criminal justice reform. The organisations being funded are: Know Your Rights Camp, Youth Empowerment Project, National Black Justice Coalition, Black Futures Lab, and The Bail Project.

© Kennedi Carter.

“We are artists and archivists. 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”

Joshua Kissi and Micaiah Carter, founders of See in Black
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The sale launches on the 155th celebration of Juneteenth — the oldest commemoration marking an important stage in the journey to end slavery in the US, also known as Freedom Day. Despite being recognised as a state holiday in Texas, Juneteenth is not a national holiday. Amid the Black Lives Matters protests prompted by the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless more Black people at the hands of the police, there have been growing calls to make Juneteenth a US federal holiday.

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© Micaiah Carter.

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Marigold Warner

Marigold Warner joined the British Journal Photography in April 2018, and currently holds the position of Online Editor. She studied English Literature and History of Art at the University of Leeds, followed by an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London. Her work has been published by titles including the Telegraph Magazine, Huck, Gal-dem, Disegno, and the Architects Journal.