Makayla Camille: Portrait, Editorial, and Narrative photographer

Student photographer uses her film background to showcase dynamic Black experiences. If you see the magic that narrative photographer Makayla Camille can capture with her lens, you might forget that she’s a student. Yet, her photography begs us to shed light on the overlooked voices of art students. With Black subjects typically at the forefront of her narrative photo series, Makayla Camille shows the Black … Continue reading Makayla Camille: Portrait, Editorial, and Narrative photographer

Writer, Sydney Jones, Spotlights Black Student Artists of Kansas City

Three Exceptional University of Missouri—Kansas City Seniors, receive their flowers for their talents in latest series. As we embark on a new season of projects on The Black Sunflower, new voices have been welcomed into the fold. Our first being Sydney Jones, a Kansas City based writer and mindfulness blogger. Her blog Its Sydney Jones features weekly blog posts about book recommendations, mindful living discussions, and self-care … Continue reading Writer, Sydney Jones, Spotlights Black Student Artists of Kansas City

Photosynthesis: Week 2

“Finding Your Sun” self- portrait photo series continues with second week of the Black photosynthesis journey. This week marks 1 year since my last big chop. In most cases I went for the dramatic cut either because of inspiration or just simply not wanting to deal much with my hair in summer months. Each instance sensing a renewal of energy and excitement. This time was … Continue reading Photosynthesis: Week 2

Photosynthesis: “Finding Your Sun” Photo Series

A growing self-portrait series attempts to help find sunshine through clouded confusion. I made an interesting promise earlier this year. I dedicated myself to taking more pictures of my hair in the sun this summer. Now, when I made these plans, I envisioned myself on a beach or some downtown setting of a different country. Was off a bit there. The unexpected good news is … Continue reading Photosynthesis: “Finding Your Sun” Photo Series