Mambu Badu



This was an experiment of sorts. Three photographers, two coasts, one dream. Three photographers: myself, Danielle Scruggs (both of us Liberator Magazine members), and Allison McDaniel. Two coasts: Bay Area, CA and the DMV. One dream: a photography collective that seeks to find, expose and nurture emerging female photographers of African descent. The numbers are important. 3 ... 2 ... 1 and now we blast off. The inaugural issue focuses on memory -- ephemeral and at times inarticulable. Photographers rephotographed photographs as a homage to the reverberating and circular nature of memory while others documented moments of family history and personal narrative. In whole, the images interspersed with text speak to memory as a deeply layered and unpredictable [editorial strikethrough added] terrain.



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