On View at Center Stage Theater

Earlier this month, I was invited to participate in a show at the Center Stage Theater, here in Baltimore. The exhibition is in conjunction with a play titled How to Catch Creation, directed by Christina Anderson. I do appreciate the inclusion, feedback, and overwhelming support I’ve received since opening night. It is not unnoticed or unappreciated. To learn more about the show, the work, or the other artists, see below.

Black Picket Fences Now on OCLC WorldCat Database

I’m pleased to announce that Black Picket Fences is now live on the Duke University, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collection Guide. The work is also now able to be searched on the OCLC WorldCat, self described as “the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections.”

Here, you will be able to find information about the project itself, and you can request to view the images at Duke University for any research purposes.

I would like to thank Edward Coles, Paula Jeannet, and Alanna Styer for processing and describing the series for the collection.

Links to collection guides are below:

View on: OCLC WorldCat

View on: Duke University Libraries

Akea Brionne Joins the Shades of Consciousness Collective

Shades Collective

Hello y’all! I am extremely excited to announce that I have co-founded a collective, Shades of Consciousness, with Colette Veasey-Cullors and Jennifer A. Ferretti. I could not be more thrilled to be with such powerful, inspirational, game-changing women such as Colette and Jenny.

How We Got Started:

Well, to put it simply, we found ourselves asking the same questions as women of color in the world of art and academia. We began discussing ideas about how to not only discuss, but confront these issues. We began collectively submitting proposals together, with our very first submission being chosen for the Society of Photographic Education. After that, we began working as a collective without the label. Eventually, we decided that we should formally create an existence for our collaborative group and the work we were planning to do. Thus, the collective was born!

Last week marked our first official event as a collective, featuring artist Elle Perez. We hosted a panel discussion at the Annual Society for Photographic Education Conference. To find out more information about this event, check out my previous announcement:

If you’re interested in following our collective, head over to our website at https://www.shadescollective.com/.