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A Novorain Production. Directed and Edited by Rodney Lee.
Director of Photography - Ramulas Burgess
Original BW Photography - Zun Lee
Original Music - Chris Zabriskie, "There's Probably No Time"
Father Figure is my long-form photo project that challenges stereotypical notions of Black fatherhood. Since September 2011, I've embedded myself in the lives of African American fathers to dispel the common notion that most of them are absent from their children's lives or don't care about parenting. The work in progress has since been published by Burn Magazine, New York Times Lens Blog, Revista Photo Magazine, and other publications. The hardcover monograph was published by Ceiba in Sep 2014.
This project trailer goes behind the scenes of my photographic process to explain the personal motivations behind this work. It also gets up close and personal with some of the fathers I worked with.