About the Book
Long after hangings, McCarthyism and civil rights; ethnic cleansings, genocides and religious divides; years after Blacksploitation and ‘Roots,’ people are still asking each other, "What are you?" – despite history’s tale of the dark and deadly side of classification. America, the beautiful, cultural melting pot, how can you have so much room for religious freedom, colored hair, colored skin, speckled histories, different languages, traditions, cultures, foods and still leave so much room for ignorance in these very areas? Must you demand that we fit into only one (racial) box? This book contains the true stories of people who don’t fit into one box. They have spent their lives facing the burning question, “So, what are we, anyway?”… and when will these questions end? When will people begin to describe themselves as simply, human?
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Portrait, 8×10 in, 20×25 cm
- Publish Date Jun 10, 2011
- Tags African American, portrait photography, Philadelphia photographer, music photography, American photography, photo essay, Black, Ethnic, Bi-racial, multicultural, anthropology, integration, ethnocentric, cultural, minority
3 years after interracial Marriage was legalized in the U.S., & 5 years prior to the end of the Vietnam 'War', Samantha began her journey. Raised by parents documenting every waking moment of her life, she soon followed suit. During her time as a Music Major in College, she worked at photos labs shooting weddings and printing commercial work for local photographers. After shooting for the College's publications & some time as a photo assistant, photographer & Digital Tech in NJ, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans & Miami, she now lives and works in New York City. You may view some of her work via www.Samiamphoto.com