Photography exhibit, “The Wonder of You,” was created for the girls participating in The Beautiful Project’s Black Girl Image Maker Workshop. The Black Girl Image Maker Workshop taught young Black girls from the Durham area “to create images and words that celebrate their wonder.” More about this exhibit from Jamaica Gilmer, founder and executive director of The Beautiful Project:
“The Beautiful Project (TBP) is a collective of image makers using photography, writing and care to create spaces for Black women and girls to confront the mass misunderstanding, misrepresentation, and misuse of their likeness in the media and the world at large.
This exhibition was curated as a surprise and affirmation for the girls participating in our 2018 Black Girl Image Maker Workshop at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) in April 2018. Eleven stunning photographers answered our call, sharing images of Black girls and women they adore. Together, we created a space where girls could see reflections of themselves in both the beloved people in the images and the girls and women behind the lens.”
A completely unbiased recommendation: André Leon Talley, former American editor-at-large of fashion magazine Vogue (and the best thing about Vogue, in my opinion, which will never be the same in his absence), is a larger than life figure in many ways- his elegant 6’6” frame, his always marvelous and creative clothing, his discerning eye for fashion. A native of the Bull City, he grew up in segregated Durham with his grandmother, who encouraged and cultivate his fashion sense, and ended up in New York City at the very magazine whose pictures he once taped to his bedroom wall. This documentary takes the viewer from his roots to the height of his career and into the present day. A must-see for sure, but especially for fashion fans who worship at the Church of Talley.