By Trone Dowd
The world of photography is one of vision. It is one in which a person's eye for beauty, pain, wit, social status and many other aspects of the human experience can be made tangible. Photography literally puts it all on display for all to see. But in a field where you would think variety is key to keeping things fresh, the reality was different. it wasn’t that long ago when a vast majority of the gatekeepers in photography held a baseless and inexplicable contempt for women visionaries, particularly those of color.
One woman, a trailblazer from Philadelphia, fought to not only realize her dream, but also level the playing field and carve out a path for future visionaries of color who sought only to share their work with the world.