"For me, my art is personal. It is a personal reflection of the way I navigate life as a black woman and as a deeply empathetic person. When I'm either photographing myself or others, I try to show the relationship between personal experiences and certain emotions that people feel in those moments. It's a form of healing for many when they're able to see themselves as art and that is ultimately the goal of the work. As someone who has studied psychology and the anthropology of healing, I use that knowledge as a source of inspiration to create authentic work."
- Damola Akintunde