Currently some of the creators I study the most are Arthur Jafa, Jenn Nkiru, Michaela Coal, Terrane Nance, Aurora James, Charles Burnett. I also pull a great deal of Inspo from modern, black installation artists, street photographers, black woman fiction authors prominent in the late 20th century, and architecture magazines.
Desirae (Des) Lee is a multi-media journalist, photographer and filmmaker from Jacksonville, FL and loves sunshine in every way. She is an Alumnae of the University of Florida where she completed a unique program infusing photojournalism and innovation. Des is currently pursuing her MFA in film at Howard University.
Her goal is to always tell honest stories. She strives to create art which celebrates vulnerability, finds beauty amongst the mundane, and portrays the diversity of black people with the end-goal always being empathy.
When Des is not on set, her passions include poetry, interior design and fashion. Desirae aspires become a creative director, curator, travel the world, and sprinkle stardust wherever she goes.
Washington, DC, USA