Archival ink on museum-quality cotton rag paper | 2013
"I just wanted to play cool because it felt like that's what people wanted from me. I was really good at playing cool but it sanitized me, it made me show a lot less of my complexities and as a kid my creativity suffered from it." - Y'lan Noel
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.
24 x 17 inches
42 x 30 inches
24 x 17 inches:
Matted: 24.5 x 31.5 x 1.25 inches
Full Bleed: 25.5 x 18.5 x 1.25 inches
42 x 30 inches:
Matted: 47 x 35 x 2 inches
Full Bleed: 44 x 32 x 2 inches inches
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Los Angeles photographer Jaimie Milner's Gifted brings contemporary black life into focus by photographing men unguarded in moments of life and celebrating both their genius and their vulnerability. Milner's work has been featured in the LA Times, GQ, Culture Type, and Coveteur among others.
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