Using Your Gift To Serve Others
100 Black Dads is a photo project that highlights the loving, hard working, and nurturing side of black fathers in America.
100 Black Dads came about through my involvement in learning about the Black Lives Matter movement, and my desire to contribute to this movement through my art. I want to use photography to explore what it means to be black while raising children in today’s culture.
For me personally, I hope to use this an opportunity to listen and learn from each of the volunteers. In order to participate, each father has to complete a questionnaire about what it means for them to be a black father raising children in today’s culture.
I’m trying really hard to use this time to listen. I want to make sure to keep myself out of the way and just let each dad’s unique story unfold in front of my camera organically. Once the project is complete, I hope that it will find a broader audience for exposure about this important perspective.
I also hope to find a means of distribution for this project so that all families can learn from it, and so that black families in particular can relate to and take pride in it.
Lucy Baber is a full-time lifestyle family and newborn photographer in Philadelphia. Lucy has been a full-time photographer for the past 8+ years. After years of feeling burned out on a high volume, low-income digital delivery model, Lucy made the switch to a Virtual IPS model two years ago. Since making the switch, Lucy has not only tripled her income, but she also sleeps much better at night knowing that her clients feel confident in their portrait purchases and will continue to enjoy their printed photos for years to come.