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I'm a Guilford College graduate with a B.S. in Criminal Justice; I minored in Visual Arts Photography. My blog tracks the highs and lows of my experience in a Film Photography course during the Spring of 2013 and up to the present, as I delve into digital photography. I may even include other mediums of art such as acrylic paint, graphite drawings, etc. I'll talk about my experiences snapping photos or simply snapping from frustration as well as my successes and failures, tips and tricks that I've learned, and exploring the photography/art world through the lens of a Black woman.

10 July 2015

About Alexandria Gregory

Alexandria is a Guilford College graduate ('14) with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. She minored in Visual Arts/Photography. She was born in Charlotte, but was raised and resides in Winston-Salem, NC. She enjoys drawing, painting, film and digital photography, and singing. Alexandria has always enjoyed arts and crafts since she was a young girl. As she grew, she developed a passion and improved her craft. From elementary school through college (where she minored in art), Alexandria has always made it a point to sign up for art classes as an elective, because she enjoyed it so much.

Alexandria is a social justice activist and feminist; many themes related to the aforementioned can be seen in some of her artwork, such as "With Liberty & Justice for all?", "The Afropuff Girls," and "B(hue)auty." Blackness, Black pride, feminism, and body positivity are very important to her. She tries to incorporate those themes into her artwork, because they resonate with her and she feels that representation matters. Positive representations of natural hair, blackness, women's rights, and various shapes and sizes of the human body are needed in art, media, culture, and society.

If she had to describe her style, she would describe it as a mix of Realism and Expressionism/Fauvism. She combines that with social themes that resonate with her as well as her habit of painting people without faces. She was inspired by artist, Lashonda Scott Robinson, when she was in I.B. Art in high school to get into painting people without faces and fell in love with style ever since then. Other artists that she is inspired by are Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, MarkusPrimeLives, and Nuri (ActionHankBeard).

A few of Alexandria's accolades include being a Crosby Scholar and member of the National Honor Society and Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society. She was honored as Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for the 2013-2014 school year. In college, she was on Dean's List for 3 consecutive semesters. She's been featured on For Harriet, BlkWomenArt.com, Snooty Judy's blog, and As Told by Erica Leigh's blog.

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