Balancing Act by Donald Black Jr.

July 11-September 8

Donald Black Jr. lives on, what he calls, “the gunshot side of Shaker Heights.” Shaker Heights is adjacent to the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood—the neighborhood where he lived as a child. Black explores and photographs this neighborhood and the people around him creating striking and bold images of black children in their natural element. He refers to this exploration as “an insiders perspective.”  “They remind me of me,” says Black. These are the people that he wants to live forever. These are the missing images in the worldwide database of photo history. Black has made a specific commitment to create in and with the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. This exhibition is a selection of images from a series entitled, A Day No One Will Remember. Opening Reception is Wednesday, July 11 from 6-9 pm. The show runs through Saturday, September 8.