Photography Exhibition at the PL130 Gallery at PhotoLounge
January 23rd - February 25th 2022
Open House/Reception February 3rd from 6-9pm
Purchase prints featured in the show here
It was March 2020 and I had found myself on a never-ending pursuit of joy.
In response to the pandemic, I made it a project for myself to rediscover the feeling of joy amid world-wide sadness. I found a new community of friends and support— and was amazed at their different beliefs, ideas and perspectives on euphoria.
The purpose of Me and My Euphorie is to show audiences across race, age, disability, and gender that your happiness can come from anywhere. The stories behind this project remind us that what makes you feel euphoric is unique. My friend Crvsh finds euphoria from skating and creating beats whereas my other friend Ellie finds it from reading. Joy can be yourself, your culture, your hobbies (music, cars, reading), your style, being in love, or your chosen family.
The images featured in Me and My Euphorie come from my experience in the Black and Queer communities. The exhibition highlights that it is possible to find joy amid the darkest moments in our lives. Through these images, I hope viewers are reminded of what makes them feel euphoric.
Curated by Innocencia Sackey
The PL130 Gallery at PhotoLounge opened in 2021 with a mission to raise the voices of a diverse photo community and to show important new work by emerging photographers. For the sake of equity, the gallery eschewed any costs associated with entering or exhibiting shows. Rather, costs are sponsored entirely by an active Film Photography Club where members pay $8 in monthly dues to support art. All work is hung unframed and printed by PhotoLounge on museum quality substrates.