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Meet Jedaun Carter

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jedaun Carter.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I grew up a dark skinned, queer black girl in the foster care system in LA. Growing up with the narrative, you’re not always accepted for how you look, who you are and what you want to be. Through watching my friends be dismissed and myself for standing strong in what we believe, I came to discover photography as a means to capture true beauty. True beauty meaning what makes a person unique and themselves and not what society has deemed it to be. Having to fight to be myself my entire life and finally finding true serenity in myself, I am a photographer on a mission to spread serenity through yourself.

Please tell us about your art.
I am a creative. Creative means I do not define my art to one genre. The art that I’m most passionate about and want to share with the world is photography. I want the people whom I photograph to see their true beauty and not rely on what society tells them. I started CreatiVisionarieZ as a means to tear down our beauty standards and recreate them through photography in all aspects. I want people to look at my photos and see their reflection as beautiful. We can be anything we to be despite our trials and tribulations. I want the people that do shoots with me to feel like the star they are and come out of the shoot feeling better about themselves and feeling that they too are beautiful.

What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
It’s a struggle to find genuine artist who truly are creating for themselves first and others second. I would say the best place to connect with other artists is to visit intimate art spaces in your community, go to small art events such as open mics, art galleries, exhibits, concerts etc. The second best place is social media. Social media can be good when used the right way. Use hashtags. Search for events in your area. Message people first, everyone is scared to message so just go for it. The worst thing that can happen is they don’t answer.

How can people support your work?
People can display my art right now on my Instagram account: @CreatiVisionarieZ. To book a shoot, an email can be sent to creativisionariez@gmail.com. As far as supporting my work, a simple comment on the photo, gratitude or donations so I can build my photography domain.

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