The Black Portlanders Project

Photographer wants to help connect increasingly dispersed Black community with photo essay project

by Bruce Poinsette Of The Skanner News

Coming from Memphis, Intisar Abioto had no idea there was a Black community in Portland. As a photographer, she has spent years documenting the evolution of the Black experience and she wants to make sure Portland isn’t left out of that story.

“I don’t care what these other people are doing, or if they love you or want your businesses here,” she says. “Y’all need to know that y’all got it and that y’all are fly, fresh and amazing. That’s the creative force that changes things.”

read the rest of the article at the Skanner website: http://www.theskanner.com/article/The-Black-Portlanders-Seeks-to-Build-Community-Through-Art-2013-04-22

or “like” The Black Portlanders Project on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackPortlanders?fref=ts

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