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Whatcha Feeling? A Photo Story by Melanin Magic with Nathan Smith


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June 19 - September 18. Every day in Legacy's Sidewalk Gallery, located outside on the Broad Street side of Legacy Downtown. 

What's your vibe? This was the question that Jamaican-Canadian photographer, Nathan Smith, asked the youth group, Melanin Magic, during a student-led photo shoot one sunny afternoon in May. In asking this question, the students were posed with the challenge to capture how they were feeling on that day, outside their classroom walls as they looked toward a post-pandemic world. What emerged from these self-directed portraits was their desire to be untethered and fully in the moment of who they were, and who they dream to be.


Curated by Darius Cordner and Nicole Achtymichuk

Photos by Nathan Smith, Sophia Ho, Grace Morrison and Tasha Henry

Graphic Art by Dre Gutierrez Reyes

Melanin Magic Students: Daisy, Lia, Tabi, Maheen, Catalina, Summer, Aya, Gabby, Bayan, Tendo, Keira, Sophia, Soren, Cadir, Emmanuel, Tra'she, Jenny, Grace, and Darius

Image: Nathan Smith, FLIGHT, 2021. Photo content: Darius Cordner

Edited by Nicole Achtymichuk
Corrected a typo

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