Carla Alexandra Rodriguez, "Lawanda and Partner," 2020, wet plate photograph, 6 x 4 in.

Meet the artists featured in the exhibition America, I Sing You Back.

Begining in June, in response to the murder of George Floyd and subsequent Minneapolis uprising, I began making wet plate portraits on-site at 38th and Chicago as a free service to Black folks in the community. Over a hundred portraits later, I am currently working on collecting these images into a book.

About Carla Alexandra Rodriguez: 

Rodriguez is a first-generation Venezuelan-American visual artist living and working in St. Paul. Rodriguez received her BFA in Photography from MCAD in 2011. She runs a small portrait business that specializes in wet plate portraits called Blkk Hand, as well as maintains her own fine art practice.