WE THE VANGUARD (2016 -) is a continuing photographic archive of black women/femmes shifting the contemporary culture of Chicago, primarily emerging and/or at the vanguard. This project seeks to share context in regard to the creative and continuing labor of women at the vanguard of cultural innovation and expansion.   

The intention of this project is rooted in lending visibility and voice to black identified women/femme folks  who are actively strategizing to redefine cultural and creative work within the landscape of Chicago and beyond.