Emerald M. Arguelles

Tandem

Medium: Digital Photography
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Genre: GAY
Tandem was inspired by a void of black women who are homosexual, there was not an accurate representation of us.  There was not a place where I found myself and other women like myself to be seen in a graceful, positive and accurate light.  This was important to me because I wanted all women to see themselves, but I wanted black homosexual women to see themselves and be proud.  My work speaks a lot about the black experience, representation and all elements of black people.  I felt this way important because there is a certain absence when it comes to “black love” and the LGBTQIA community when it comes to representation.  It was important to use the women that I had loved and present them in a truthful and transparent light, which forced me to view myself in the same way.