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Art Heals All Wounds: Shantre Pinkney, Photographer, Filmmaker, and Writer

Season 2, Ep. 9

Episode Summary:

Today, I’m joined by photographer, filmmaker, and writer, Shantre Pinkney. You might recognize her from Season 1, Bonus Episode 2 where I shared the pilot for her podcast, The R(e)ad Lounge, which Shantre uses as a space for the audio storytelling of her upcoming book, Raw, Black & Blue. On today’s episode, we talk about her introduction to photography, what inspired her to connect photography with written stories, and some of the themes she’s working through in Raw, Black & Blue.

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Topics Covered:

●     Shantre’s early childhood memories of art and photography in White Plains, New York

●     Elementary school teachers that fostered Shantre’s creative writing

●     How living in Bayview–Hunters Point has informed her work

●     Background on what Raw, Black & Blue is about

●     Utilizing audio storytelling to write and edit her book

●     What she’s currently working on


Sponsorship Link to Raw, Black, & Blue

 

Guest Info:

●     Shantre's Website

●     Shantre's IMDb

●     Shantre's Instagram

●     The R(e)ad Lounge podcast  

 

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