Growth and vulnerability form the foundation of Melissa Alexander’s work. In particular, she focuses on the inter-relational intimacy that exists within the African diaspora, encouraging the model and viewer to lay down their guard. Her work is her protest — her rebellion — her chance to strengthen and control the Black narrative that has been washed, overlooked, and undervalued. Currently, she is working on projects related to the evolution of the Black girl into the Black woman.
Behind the Shutter is a live visual storytelling event that gives Black Shutter Productions’ guests an opportunity to talk about their work and their process of making images.Learn More