Love, hate inspired my entry for West Palm photo exhibit

My aim was to depict the state of our government and society when it comes to the protection and civil rights of minorities or the helpless.

I photographed my blue-eyed young sister-in-law and my biracial niece. I dressed them in white dresses that reminded me of Colonial dress-slips and took them to a giant Banyan tree in town. I wanted a tree with huge roots that would stand out.

The portrayal of roots was very important to me, to show we all carry similar roots no matter what part of the ground they’re connected to.

I wanted to portray innocence, because after all, immigrant or not immigrant, these are exposed children.

READ about why this photo series is important to me here.