Young, Gifted, and Black by Amber N. Ford

Day 27 — Poster posted on February 26, 2023

Amber N. Ford

Pronouns: she/her
Located: Cleveland, OH

Tell us about yourself:

Amber N. Ford is an artist and freelance photographer based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. While Ford’s practice is primarily in digital photography, she continues to explore other mediums such as alternative photographic processes, printmaking and collage art. Ford’s work in portraiture has gained national notoriety appearing in publication such as The Atlantic and Washington Post and she has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, the Kent State University Museum, Transformer Station, SPACES Gallery, Youngstown State University and more.

What is the inspiration behind your poster design?

Nina Simone’s song titled Young, Gifted and Black

Why do you love being creative?

I love being a creative but it is the only thing that has truly brought me joy. This path has allowed me to meet so many different people. Continue to surprise me and learn new things.

How can we create a more inclusive design world and ensure that Black people are represented?

By creating the work we want to see. We can not wait or rely on others to do it for us.

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