Over the past twenty-five years, I have made photographic series, artists’ books and text-based installations to explore concepts and constructions of identity, transformation, the family snapshot and the documentary photograph. Project themes vary, but all draw on where I come from: the Southeast, a blue-collar black community, small white frame houses, racially segregated public facilities, the gospel music of summer revivals, rhythm and blues, James Baldwin and jazz. Framing the image is much like choosing a perception on which to base one’s reality.