My Creative Lens | Intisar Abioto | TEDxPortland by TEDx Talks   4 years ago

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Intisar has had a stutter since she was six years old. She found "her voice" through the creative lens of her camera. She explores the state of Black Portland in the Rose City in a beautifully artistic manner - her pictures tell a thousand words.

Intisar is a photographer, writer and dancer dedicated to telling real stories about people of the African Diaspora. She moved to Portland in 2010 with her family of women creatives. They created a 200,000-mile arts expedition based on the children’s book, The People Could Fly,
centered on the tangible reality of the mythic flying African. Intisar traveled the state photographing black Oregonians for the Urban League of Portland report State of Black Oregon 2015. Last winter, Travel Portland released her zine Black Portlands. Her ongoing photo essay and blog The Black Portlanders focuses on Portland’s people of diverse African descent.

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