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Who’s On Your Face?

October 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm EDT

Using activities centered on photography, photographer and birth doula Jayana LaFountaine will facilitate conversations around where we come from, and how skills and trauma are passed down in addition to facial features. 

black and white printed portraits of faces, ripped  into half faces and played horizontally next to each other.

Jayana LaFountaine is an Afro-Latina portrait photographer and birth Doula based in Troy, New York. Her work focuses on vulnerability and the preservation of legacy through photo documentation and birth work. As a former foster youth with an adverse childhood she understands the importance of creating strong familial connections through this work. She does this work with Black and Brown folks at the forefront. Photography is a means for her to heal while creating a better reality outside of abuse and trauma. Birth work is her birth right as she is a 4th generation birthworker. 

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12180 United States
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