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THE CREATIVE SERIES BY NITASHIA JOHNSON 

The Self Publication

The Self Publication—a collection of photography and personal essays designed to uplift and combat the harsh stereotypes associated with men and women in the Black Community. The project is also a traveling exhibit and video series.

The project was also created to analyze the role of media representations. According to studies, some stereotypes have been activated so frequently (for example, through media exposure) that associated responses can begin to occur unconsciously. Regardless of whether individuals choose to accept a stereotype, if they simply do not consciously recognize and analyze the representations being offered, then such images can influence the ways that they perceive and interact with the groups being stereotyped—for instance, African American women.

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PROJECT SHOP

10 percent of all sales will be donated to thesmartproject.org creative after-school program.

 

IN THE PRESS


One of the most compelling exhibitions of the year — one that is beautiful, educational and profound — by using her talent for photography and by creating opportunities for young black women and men to speak to their own experiences in their own words.

DARRYL RATCLIFF,

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

The Self Publication is a supremely-executed collection of photographs and personal essays that center on images of black millenials with a focus on women. The Self Publication is equal parts education about the personal effects of racism and colorism and inspiration about the transcendence of
black beauty.

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ARTIST BIO 

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Nitashia, is a multimedia artist who graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She went on to become an alumna of Texas Woman’s University with a BFA in Design Communication. She is also an alumna of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Art + Design Education program offered at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has gone on to win awards from well known camera companies and competitions. 

She's an independent designer, photographer, and visual artist who loves to collaborate with fellow artists and working on her creative after school program. Her goals have always involved using her talents to make others happy and to make positive changes in the world.

Upcoming Events

  • THE POWER OF BLACK STORIES
    Virtual Event (Presentation & Lesson)
    Feb 05, 6:00 PM CST – Feb 06, 3:20 PM CST
    Virtual Event (Presentation & Lesson)
    A webinar exhibit filled with photographs, words, and reason. Guests will be able to read excerpts from The Self Publication along with artist Nitashia Johnson. There will be an open Q & A and webinar activity to conclude. Event Webinar Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82733471600
  • Artist Talk: The Self Publication, NJ
    South Dallas Cultural Center
    Nov 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75210, USA
    In conjunction with her new exhibit at The South Dallas Cultural Center, NJ (Isioma Ogbolu) will discuss work done for her photographic book series, The Self Publication. She will also address the history, events, and media representations of black men and women surrounding the making
  • The Self Publication Photographic Exhibition
    South Dallas Cultural Center
    Nov 09, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75210, USA
    Come out for the first solo exhibit for Nitashia Johnson showcasing her photographic book series The Self Publication.
 
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