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Nate Parker

$ 600


Archival ink on museum-quality cotton rag paper | 2013

"Vulnerability has been so discouraged in our community. You can look at a play like Fences by August Wilson and you think to yourself here’s a man that accomplished so much but is poisoned by his inability to be vulnerable, literally poisoned. It’s like how the body needs to sweat or get rid of waste and being vulnerable is like being able to shed waste and poison. The idea of that makes me hopeful. I think men will be greater men when they find safe spaces to be vulnerable.

When you think about legacy, shifting culture and using your platform to create systemic change none of that happens without sacrifice, without some form of contention.
" - Nate Parker

Gifted is an extension of Milner’s eight-year-long exploration of black male culture — specifically a documentation of those she finds powerful, talented, and successful. Inspired by her own relationships with her brother and father, the photographer desires to subvert the common stereotypes and prejudices that often follow black men, instead shining a light on the beauty, brilliance, and sensitivity of her accomplished subjects, a group that includes directors, composers, and other leaders.

Jaimie Milner’s photographic practice is rooted in a celebration of black culture and identity. Her series ‘Gifted’ depicts men in her life inhabiting a moment that is established by intimacy, so that the viewer sees these men as Milner sees her father and brother, in opposition to media portrayals and stereotypes.


17 x 24 inches

30 x 42 inches


17 x 24 inches:

Matted: 31.5 x 24.5 x 1.25 inches
Full Bleed: 18.5 x 25.5 x 1.25 inches

30 x 42 inches:

Matted: 35 x 47 x 2 inches
Full Bleed: 32 x 44 x 2 inches inches


Signed by the artist.

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan

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“I think the heart of who we are hasn’t fully been expressed. I’m not even sure if we’ve had time to express our hearts.”
-Jaimie Milner
Jaimie Milner

About the Artist

Jaimie Milner

Los Angeles photographer Jaimie Milner's Gifted Project brings contemporary black life into focus by photographing men unguarded in moments of their life and celebrating both their genius and their vulnerability. Shot entirely through windows, her 2020 series focuses on connecting in isolation during Covid-19. Milner's work has been featured in the Architectural DigestNew York Magazine, The LA Times, and Coveteur among others.

Current Exhibition

Echoes of Being

Group Show
April 12 - May 28

8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

View the Exhibition

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Jaimie Milner


“I’ve always been drawn to black and white photography throughout my life. Jaimie Milner’s images are no different in that way. I find they have a unique ability to capture an engaging contemporary story. The way she crops the image does nothing but invite you in.”

Artwork: John Outterbridge