This exhibition is a powerful photographic tale that blurs the line between fiction and reality.
The narrative honors the historical, cultural and racial fusion of an African and Native American. It celebrates the strength and resilience of women and children in the face of adversity and highlights the importance of recognizing each other's history in our quest for a harmonious co-existence.
This exhibition provides a gathering place for people to embrace their history, culture and heritage, spark dialogue, build relationships and address the challenges and promises represented in the series. It helps to develop ties on a cultural level and it responds to our communities' call to foster a deeper understanding of each other.
"The creation of Kitihawa's Chandelier involved many conversations with residents of Chicago's French, African and Native American communities, all of whom believe disbanding segregation necessitates the appreciation of each other's history. It was this common interest that inspired the making of this project.
Kitihawa's Chandelier depicts life experienced by the children I worked with. As in any tale, it is gripping and magical. It tackles complex issues, presents valuable lessons and reflects the profound humanity of its characters.
- Nicolas Henry