A Space in This Body - 2019
A Space in This Body is a photo project that documents the experiences of women of color, in America, connecting to their truest selves in individual safe spaces.
Damola Akintunde aims to capture her subjects’ most vulnerable moments through stillness and truth. A Space in This Body comes to life as Damola explores her own plight as a first generation, Nigerian, Black woman living in America. She highlights the exhaustive efforts of how Black + Brown women carry themselves in public, as a form of self-preservation, while specifically recognizing the few spaces where they experience true solace.