A while ago, I was given the opportunity and privilege to photograph a Taza Media documentary production called Colour Me. The film follows Anthony McLean, a motivational speaker and his continuing journey to define himself. Anthony works with a group of high school students, leading them through a series of discussions and activities to help them define what it means to be 'black' as he himself deals with the same question. I was blessed to be given a glimpse into the lives of each of the students as they define for themselves what it means to be black. Each one sees their coulor in a different light with different meanings and implications for them and society.
As Anthony works with the students, his eyes seem to be opened, not only to how the students perceive 'blackness' but also to his own perceptions and possible misconceptions.
The film airs on Omni in the Spring of 2011. And watch the Toronto Sun for an article this weekend that features Sherien from Red Piano Productions and this film.
Here are a few shots from the day: