Our homes, our work and our self-esteem all inform who we are as people. We interviewed six black women about these themes, which were identified in a nationwide survey conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Each woman posed for video portraits that represent each of these themes. The women describe what they see when they look in the mirror and explain what it means to them to be a black woman today.
Grace Koerber and I worked on this project together. I shot the video portraits and interviewed the women, and she produced the interactive. This was a really fun project for me because I got to play with studio lights so much and refine my skills as a portrait photographer. It was also just to try a new approach to storytelling, which I think turned out to be pretty successful.