Formidable African American Women Celebrated in Bowery Projection Series
Beginning tonight at dusk, the International Center of Photography will be featuring a compelling series of images, projected onto the windows of its museum at 250 Bowery.
The series is titled, “Indomitable: A Tribute to African American Women.” It was created by amateur photographer Cristi Jones and features her 5-year-old daughter. The project started in Washington State, where Cristi and Lola Jones live, to teach the girl about history and the civil rights movement during Black History Month.
The series recreates iconic photos, with Lola dressing up in tribute to female trailblazers, such as Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisholm, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and Misty Copeland. The photos were posted on social media last month, attracting worldwide media attention. Now the Jones family gets its new York City moment at ICP.
You can see the photos on the Bowery all this week (through Sunday).
— Cristi Smith-Jones (@MsKittiFatale) February 27, 2017