I am currently working on documentary project The Photograph (working title), directed by Dutch-Curaçaoan director and producer Sherman de Jesus of Memphis Film & Television and co-produced by AVROTROS.
This project is a contemplation on the imaging and imagining of race and the (in)visibility of people of color throughout history, inspired by a picture taken of the director's Afro-Curaçaoan grandfather by Harlem Renaissance photographer James VanDerZee.
My main tasks include (archival) research, creative development, and writing.
An application I wrote in response to a call for essayist documentary projects by the Dutch Media Foundation, saw The Photograph as one of five winners of a development grant. You can read the jury report (in Dutch) here.