“My name is Jason Dorsey and I’m a documentary photographer based in Chicago, IL. Striving to produce meaningful imagery, I set out on a daily mission to exercise my creativity and push my camera’s capabilities. My work explores and examines the intersections of human behavior in a rapidly-evolving environment. I capture my subjects in a vibrantly detailed manner that will evoke curiosity and promote awareness.
My career as a photographer began while serving in the U.S Military, where I was a combat photographer for a period of six years. Ultimately, I was thrust into a combative role in the war-torn country of Afghanistan, where I was challenged to capture strategic moments that would serve as historical documentation for the Department of Defense. Upon my honorable release in 2016, I continued my journey as a photographer and began building my portfolio.
In 2018, I began working on my long-term personal project ‘Alkebulan Shadows’, an ongoing series of portraits of indigenous Africans that highlights their physical image in a more dignified manner, thus restructuring the way the world imagines Africans in a post colonial era.”
- Jason Dorsey