The we love you project is dedicated to spreading a simple but powerful reassurance to our black boys and men that even though it feels like we are being murdered and destroyed constantly, we are still a part of a larger community that loves and supports us.
The images we see in main stream media depict us as less than human – thugs, suspects, and even more, dead and discarded. These are the images that brainwash us into believing there is truth behind them. We are not worthless. We are not trash. We are someone’s son, brother, cousin, uncle, husband or father. We’re HUMAN!
Through the art of photography we can see just how human and how special we really are. Images can be powerful reinforcements. They can be examples of who we are and aspire to be. WE LOVE YOU, will share portraits of the Black boys and men in our communities showing each other as well as the world that we are not only human and should be treated as such but, we are LOVED.
On October 2, 2016 from 10am-5pm Help us show Philadelphia We Love You. For more information and to participate sign up at www.theweloveyouproject.com Lets keep it going, keep taking back our image.