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In Photos: Portraits by photographer Jalani Morgan.

It’s always strange and a bit surreal to me when I look at a photograph of strangers and somehow manage to feel as though the person behind the lens has so aptly managed to capture the essence of those pictured. Perhaps it’s a bit of romanticism on my part, but I can’t help but feel that way when looking at the work of photographer Jalani Morgan. What may on the surface seem to be a simple portrait becomes an intensifying three-way relationship between the subject, the photographer and viewer.  A two-dimensional image is brought to life and in a matter of seconds, upon gazing at Morgan’s portraits, I have no option but to feel a close connection to the unknown faces captured by his lens.

Jalani Morgan is a portrait, fine art and documentary photographer. 

Born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Scarborough. He was influenced by his parents’ teachings of the African Diasporas and politics and through that is interjected into his art. 

He produces work that investigates the representation from the African diaspora.

Currently he is studying at York University in Toronto obtaining his degree in Anthropology and African Studies.


Anonymous asked:

No offense but all this talk about relatinships and you're hella old by now, 26. Should have worked on getting married since ur celibate and waiting til after to have sex and immediatlely working on having kids. It's too late kind of, the average age of a woman conceiving a first child is 26, so you're behind, that's just the facts i'm sorry.






that anon gotta be trolling lol. LMAO. i really wish people didn’t have this notion that you gotta be having multiple babies before you out your 20’s… live life a bit

You’d be shocked and RuPauled by the foolishness that comes in and out of my inbox. This person was probably dead ass serious and this isn’t the first time I’ve gotten a message about being ‘too old’.

should have told that bitch while they busy watching your biological clock, you’ve finished school, started your career, and all while holding down a healthy happy relationship that’s not based on sex. marriage will come and kids will come. you can have kids up until your late thirties with little complications. what 26 year old is financially and mentally stable enough to start a family ?? not many. now scurry away little anon back simple bitch hell with ya !


must admit, this anon caught me slippin; 2 of my girlfriends had babies this week and 1 got engaged so i was feeling ‘left behind.’ the devil is busy and trying to work through my inbox. fuck all that.


My daddy always had Ebony, Jet, and Essence magazines at the house when I was growing up. When this publication came out, he made sure to have it at home too. American Legacy Magazine was a wonderful quarterly magazine dedicated to the preservation of African American history and exposing readers to African and African Diaspora culture.

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