A quiet moment on a sofa, isolated from the world with little sense of control. A visit to a once-abandoned black cemetery to unearth the past. A gentle haircut from Dad when beauty in other people is hard to find. A show of armor to awaken the warrior within.
Self-portraits by photographers can reveal not only who they are but also the world they are seeing. In a special project by the Culture desk that appears online today, 27 black photographers offer images that give readers a view of America through the way these artists are framing themselves in this moment.
The photographs, which are accompanied by notes from the artists, will also appear in print in this weekend’s Arts & Leisure section.