Eunique Jones Gibson, 'I Am Trayvon Martin' Creator, Turns Kids Into Black History Icons
Gibson's photo series, "Because Of Them, We Can," rolled out earlier this month with a photo a day on Facebook, Instagram and the projectâ€™s official website becauseofthemwecan.com.
[Black History Month]
Google's the go-to, but Maryland-based photographer Enique Jones Gibson has found another way to teach kids and adults about the key players of Black history -- by dressing them up as the icons themselves.
Gibson's photo series, "Because Of Them, We Can," rolled out earlier this month with a photo a day on Facebook , Instagram and the project’s official website becauseofthemwecan.com
It features 28 kids emulating notable figures throughout Black history, from Harriet Tubman and MLK to Kerry Washington and Run DMC.
"As a motivational speaker and a photographer, I recently realized that my lens can also be my microphone," Gibson wrote in an online introduction to her latest photography project. "When considering Black History month and how much progress Blacks have made to date, I thought about how much opportunity and potential my sons have as a result of the trails that have been blazed by individuals past and present. Because of Them, We Can," she added in an email to The Huffington Post.
Though she's a relative newbie to the professional photography scene, Gibson's work gained notoriety last year when she launched a local awareness campaign tied to the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
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