Documenting black life. As a black photographer, it’s our duty to document black life, force mainstream media to see our humanity. It’s yearly debate of whether “Black History Month” is really for us, and this year I have my doubts. While white supremacy can (and will) appropriate twenty-eight days out of the year, one thing they cannot take away is twenty-eight photographs of black life.
Take a look at the world of black people through the lens of Johnny Silvercloud.
Two young black, dapper men walk the streets of North West, Washington D.C.
She rode a bike.
Black Lives Matter activist, sheds a tear when reporters ask questions on “How do you feel” about Philando Castille.
A young black teen with his little brother, Washington D.C., 2017.
A young black woman with protesters, Washington D.C., 2017.
“Make America Fly Again”. Washington D.C., 2017.
Bartender in Northeast, Washington D.C., 2014.
Airman Harvey walks down the street, Honolulu 2014.
Black Lives Matter DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia)
A young black man and woman, 2017.
Black Israelite, 2017.
Two young black teenagers buying ramen noodles at the local corner store. Washington D.C., 2017.
Young black girl dancing during MLK parade.
Black biker. Being that he did not want his photo taken, he agreed with capturing his fists.
Professional Black man who replaces tires of vehicles.
Reesio Jones and Malcolm Turner, 2017.
Young light-weight boxer eating fruit slices in the morning for breakfast. 2017.
Black models and actresses discuss cultural appropriation in front of a live audience. 2015.
The Cologne Bandolier. Middle-aged black man, selling cologne on the streets of D.C. 2015.
Young black men, having the time of their lives in a night club. 2015.
Young black man playing pool.
Carlton, Vietnam veteran (Marines) stands for street portrait.
Johnny Silvercloud, walking the streets he was raised on as a child.
A black rebel who can still dream.
Black police officer, 2017.
Young black man serving as a 54th Massachusetts Civil War Soldier during MLK Birthday March in Washington D.C.
Mark Hughes, famous for being falsely accused in the Dallas cop shooting, speaks on the importance of gun rights.