Photo Essay by Teaching Artist Ann Dean “Images from the Mind of a Bi-Racial Black Woman”

Favorite instructor/ talented photographer Ann Dean presented her photo essay, “Images from the Mind of a Bi-Racial Black Woman,” as part of Humanities Kansas’s Big Ideas series last week.


Inspired by Gordon Parks and his book “A Choice of Weapons,” photographer Ann Dean wields the camera as her weapon to tell the truth, examine identity, share stories, and communicate her worldview through the eyes of a bi-racial black woman growing up in St. Louis and living in Lawrence, Kansas in the 21st Century. As she shows us her unique perspective, Dean challenges others to find their own weapon of choice to tell their stories and to express themselves in the world they inhabit. – Humanities Kansas

Click here to read the inspiring essay and view the video recording.

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