Black Photo Futures: We Here

Zakkiyyah Najeebah,
Concerned Black Image Makers,
G'Jordan Williams,
Tonika L. Johnson

Research and Development Grant, $2000

Black Photo Futures: We Here seeks to offer a space for Black photographers to share their work and independently published works such as prints and zine. A continuation of Concerned Black Image Makers programs that seek to address the contemporary concerns of Black identified photographers, We Here exclusively centers the work of Black photographers. This Research and Development grants supports the exploration of this unique 2-day program on the South Side of Chicago. 

Initiated in 2016, Propeller Fund Research & Development (R&D) grants of $1,000 – $2,000 are awarded based on applicant need, funds available, and jury determination. R&D grants are intended for projects that require initial funding to determine need and feasibility, allowing for early experimentation and additional research to fully inform the ultimate project proposal.

Najeebah’s websiteG’Jordan’s website


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