It is clear that the Eurocentric exclusivity and misrepresentation of Black bodies in space has left a void in architectural representation and design. The aim of my thesis is to highlight Black bodies and their experiences in the built environment. Photography is a crucial tool in documenting and narrating these stories. Black Exposure has three identifiers: the figure, ground, and cultural context.
Jasmine- Shrimp Boat
Journey Banks- Historic Anacostia
Drew Keys- Howard
Sean King- The corner House 21st
Ms.Banks- Historic Anacostia
Mr.Taylor- Big K
Mrs.Taylor- Big Chair
Brian- Da Wharf
50 Shade of Chocolate
Chocolate City (District of Columbia)
Beat Your Feet Pit
This is an introduction to the language and culture of chocolate city
a style of dance music originating in the black communities of Washington DC and characterized by an incessant funk beat.
You going to the Gogo tonight at the CFE Clapping for can goods
A term of endearment referring to a person
What's good Moe, okay trueeee, I see you.
verb| Kr•ang•k•in |
The act of stupidity or foolishness.
The most commonly used one is to get really hyped up or playing an instrument very well, similar to “rocking out.”
TOB was cranking at the CFE last night.
Chop is a type of dance to gogo music, usually seen at gospel gogos.
Chop Chop Chop Chop.
noun| cl•ap•pers |
Phat ass that can twerk
Shorty got them clapping.
Beat Your Feet
verb| B•eat•Yor•F•eat |
A unique style of dance in the DC area typically done to go-go music.
Beat your feet Ayyy.
adj| G•uhhh |
When a person or situation is annoying you. When you are lost for words.