issue 15: junejuly 2017, Photography, Still
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The Monolith Myth by Amina Maya

The Monolith Myth centered around dismantling the stereotype of the single black experience. This is done by showcasing individuality and diversity within the black community. The Monolith Myth began with an open call on social media, bringing people from all backgrounds together to showcase the beauty of blackness. Over the course of a two day photoshoot, strangers became friends, and friends became family. The relationships created during the making of the The Monolith Mythbecame a hidden storyline within the work.

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Amina Maya is a 19 year old Black photographer and designer studying in Seattle, WA. Through portraiture, she explores identity through the intersections of race, culture, and gender. Amina draws inspiration from the bright African art and textiles she grew up around, as well as the beautiful natural scenery of the Pacific Northwest. You can find her on instagram, tumblr, and see more of her work on her website.

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