Erica McDonald wrote in a while back. I’ve been a fan of her work for a long time, having first met her through lightstalkers, and hoped she might have a project to share. The selection she sent back, from “The Dark Light of This Nothing” is a beautiful portrait of Brooklyn, both timeless and very much of this moment, a look into what rapidly changing socioeconomics means for the city and, by extension, the country. Here’s what McDonald writes about the project:
Janet: Hi Erica..(kiss)
Erica McDonald [EM]: Hi, Where’s Adele?
Janet: Adele’s inside..Erica, this is my family, that’s uh..Donny, my sister in law, Sharon, Angie…David and that’s my brother John..
EM: You’ve got a good memory.
Janet: I’ve got a good memory, I have 38 nieces and nephews, I have to..this is just a little quarter of it.
EM: I’m trying to get people to talk about what the neighborhood was like and what it is like now and..
Janet: You want some dessert? Steven would know that, my husband would know that, and so would Mary.
EM: No thanks, I’m okay. Yeah, Mary was just talking to me a little.
Anthony: I wasn’t born here..I don’t know anything..
More galleries on dvafoto
Worth a look: Christopher Anderson’s portraits from the RNC and DNC
Worth a look: Glenna Gordon’s Harper, southeast Liberia
Brauer’s back in China until Aug. 5
Interview: Molly Landreth and Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America
Worth a look: Theron Humphrey’s “This Wild Idea”