Visual Narratives is a self-portrait series that confronts who I am, who I want to be, what I end up being in that particular moment, and how I’m effected by my surroundings. Though the photographs are based on my internal being, I will still have aspects of my culture implemented externally—one way I have been doing that is through the dresses and jewelry I wear. This reflects the vitality of self-discovery and identity. The series is an overall examination of myself with various documentations of emotions. The emotions can vary and sometimes more than one are present. That emotion can be humility, strength, growth, pain, love, anxiety, hate, despair and confidence. These can be present at once.
Aisha Jemila Daniels
I am from Miami, Florida. I am a visual artist with a focus on photography, particularly conceptual and surreal photography. I am an honors graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts. I am now enrolled in the Master of Fine Art in design program on fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. I began my training in photography in the summer of 2009 under Noelle Theard at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami. During my third year of university, I received the opportunity to study for a year at the American University of Sharjah, UAE.