Created in 2012, the Brown Girls Do Ballet® Photo Project was the catalyst the the world renowned Brown Girls Do Ballet® movement. Brown Girls Do Ballet® now offers support and resources to young ballerinas of color and through mentorship and imagery, provides a safe space for girls who don't often see themselves in their art. In 2015 the Brown Girls Do Ballet® Photo Project became a traveling exhibition. Pass Thru Gallery is excited to have theBrown Girls Do Ballet® Photo Project in it's permanent collection. Artist talk and reception with photographer TaKiyah Wallace will be held on Friday June 9th 7pm-9pm
"After being diagnosed with depression, and later bipolar II disorder, #talkaboutuncomfortablethings was created in 2016 as a way to openly address, both verbally and visually, my struggle with mental illness. It is not a topic that is talked about openly, and I decided that I didn't want to feed into the stigma by being ashamed of my diagnosis."
#talkaboutuncomfortable things is a collection of images that depict the changes that mental illness (in the artist's case- bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, etc.) takes you through... to put visuals to the sometimes hard to explain feelings.
#talkaboutuncomfortable things opens in Dallas, May 3rd, 2017 & runs through June 3, 2017
About the artist: Danielle Finney is a self-taught portrait photographer based in Washington, DC. While her focus was initially graphic design, in 2009, photography became her passion. She soon began to specialize in natural light photography. Throughout the year, Finney teaches natural light photography courses as well. Finney's portrait work features engaging environmental color and composition. More on Danielle Finney can be found at http://www.daniellefinney.com