In an interview with photographer and mentor Thaddeus Miles about his work and his effort to shift our perspectives, I felt inspired to directly seek work that contributes toward sharing world-views and perspectives while also seeking words that document this moment in our history. Thus, This Moment was created.
This Moment is a self-narrative project that asks us to be present, if for only a few minutes in our lives. The purpose is to become conscious of our experience in relation to what has happened throughout this political season and since this administration came into power. My intention is to feature these moments as a collection of our voices and as a document of our response to this political climate.
On a day that serves as the beginning of a highly contested administration, nothing is left out of the political arena. Politics has become the forefront of daily life -- and it should be. People are becoming more aware of their choices and of the consequences of non-participation. This means that more and more people are gathering to resist, protest, and give action to moments that will historically impact how we view each other and our government.