"Midst" Self Portrait Photograph By PhenomenaLewis (Lewis Derogene) Made in 2020
20in x 22.1in
Limited Edition of 7
“Midst” a self-portrait photograph by PhenomenaLewis, photographed in her bedroom in April 2020 and it shows PhenomenaLewis, a dark-skinned Black woman showing her side profile with dark black and white skin with hoop earrings and yellow head scarf on yellow background.
In this self-portrait photograph, you see me surrounded by bright yellow with my turban to the background and I'm only showing my side profile while looking off into the distance.
Here, along with many of my self-portrait photographs, I darkened my skin which is a borrowed ideology taken from my culture, the Haitian culture, where the artists would depict the Haitian people with dark brown or Black skin tones to show that they embrace who they are.