Change is the new normal. Our daily habits, the spaces we live in, and how we engage on the level of community has drastically shifted. Documented in the Photographic series Genesis are ways in which Caribbean and Black life in Miami has transformed within domestic spaces due to Covid-19 and quarantine. Social distancing altered the fabric of the intergenerational relationships of Black communities as the idea of family extends beyond the home and blood relatives.
As we spent more time in our homes, the idle mind wandered; reality blurred into a dream and the ordinary became everything but expected. Day after day, spaces performed in ways that they previously hadn't. Genesis depicts these complex narratives and identities, and how they existed in these historic times. Through captivating imagery that reimagines black domestic space as a cinematic stage for cultural performance, lighting and architecture become living elements that tell the stories of Black families in Miami throughout the pandemic.