ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Nastassia Davis’ Photos Make a Statement That’s One Part Autobiographical, One Part Controversial

By February 8, 2018 February 9th, 2018 Current News, Diversity in Photography

Cross-posted from The Press of Atlantic City

[by Pamela Dollak]

At a quick and casual glance, a Nastassia Davis photograph can appear to be a light and happy image, filled with color and quirkiness, embedded with charm and panache.

But linger a bit, and you’ll notice something else — that somewhat lighthearted image is telling a story and making a serious statement.

Whether on a hot trending topic, race or even college debt, the means by which Davis — whose work can be seen in a Black History Month exhibit at Holtzman Gallery in Margate through March 4 — achieves the final outcome is akin to stage work. Davis fully sets a scene — sometimes by morphing together multiple photos to create one setting — for which the end result is both striking and dramatic.

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