Kristin Powell

In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?

The presence of nature in my work represents freedom in all its forms. I intentionally pull focus on Black people often in outdoor settings in the images I make so that I can depict a level of intimacy and freedom we are often denied.

What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?

To me, being a part of a thriving ecosystem means to be active in the ways we cultivate community, in efforts to create cyclical successions that consistently promote growth within community ecology. It’s important to adopt habits that sustain this life, so we are able to pass them down for generations to come.

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