Through My Lens
Through My Lens chronicles my wanderings and engagements with various accessible and inaccessible sites in Chicago’s neighborhoods and the Chicagoland area. As a Black wheelchair user, I employ my photography as an evidentiary tool that addresses issues of access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through My Lens was highlighted in 2022 as a Streetside Exhibit at UIC's Gallery 400 in Chicago. The goal of this continuing and growing project is to bring attention to the ways disability is defined by societal, environmental, social, and physical barriers that restrict leisure and quality of life for people with mobility impairments. The concept of Through My Lens was created during my experience as a Residency Fellow With 3Arts and Bodies of Work in 2021. What started as a workshop in conversation with other disabled artists has turned into a deeper conversation through my photography work on how we view accessibility as a whole in Chicago.