African American Photography Smithsonian Cultural Expressions
My natural hair portrait of Diandra Rose has been selected to be on permanent display for the NMAAHC. The photo will be used in their inaugural exhibition “Cultural Expressions” to open alongside the new African American History & Culture museum in 2016.
This photo was shot in under 60 minutes. We rented out a studio space for one hour so we had to get in and out as fast as possible. I used an Nikon D700 paired with the Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens. We used natural light from the window to take this shot. Diandra is a great subject and she is effortless in front of the camera.
I used a portable white backdrop for the backdrop. I think I used a circle reflector but I don’t remember. I probably didn’t because there was a lot of light in the room.
My camera settings were shutter speed 1/100sec, aperture f/2.8 and ISO 400, RAW.
Ramblings, Rants, Tangents, and Free thought
“I am so proud of African American history and its contributions to our nation as a whole,” – Oprah
Me too Oprah, me too.
What if of President Obama shows up?
I am super excited and grateful for this amazing opportunity. It is crazy to think about how many people will see the photo. People from all over the world! The Smithsonian though!? I still cant believe it.
The photo will be on permanent display so it will probably outlive me. My children and hopefully my children’s children will be able to visit the museum and see all of the great works that will be there.
I cant wait to visit the African American Photography Smithsonian Cultural Expressions exhibit.
Also forgive me for the weird title. I have to SEO this post out. Sometimes that means keywords that don’t make sense in spoken or written language. It makes sense to the computer bots though so its all good.