“My goal within the project will be to photograph and illustrate the diverse presence of black people in Oregon, both urban and rural,” remarks Abioto. “What does black Oregon look like? Who are black Oregonians? Where are we?”
Over the next several months, our June ‘14 CreativeMornings/Portland speaker Intisar Abioto will be partnering with the Urban League of Portland as Photographic Director to produce photo accompaniments and conduct interviews for the next edition of the State of Black Oregon.The 2014 report will follow the one conducted in 2009 and will share an interest with “narrative and lived experience to illustrate the social and economic reality of black Oregonians.”
Intisar and her team are slated to visit Ashland, Eugene, Bend, and Coos Bay. A traveler at heart, she has expressed an eagerness to travel anywhere in Oregon to find stories. Please email her (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your suggestions!