Hey everyone! I want to share with you my amazing journey at the Peculiar Collective Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. As a photographer of color, finding a place where I truly belong can be a challenge, but this conference felt like coming home.
From the moment I arrived, I could feel the buzz of excitement and creativity. It was like being in a big family reunion where everyone speaks your language – the language of art and photography. I met so many incredible people from all walks of life, each bringing their unique story and perspective to the table.
One thing that really struck me was how the conference emphasized community over competition. It wasn’t about who had the best camera or the most Instagram followers. It was about learning from each other, sharing our struggles and successes, and lifting each other up. It’s this spirit of togetherness that made the experience so special.
I also had the chance to meet two photographers who I’ve admired for years – Lindsay Adler and Sophia Barrett. Chatting with them, I felt like I was talking to old friends. They were so down-to-earth and full of wisdom, and they reminded me why I fell in love with photography in the first place.
Winning an award for my street photography was a huge surprise! It was such a proud moment for me, and it gave me a boost of confidence to keep exploring and capturing the world around me.
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