Interview with Gods

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Karsen Henwood writes, The creative, local photographer, Deanna Lowman, has been interviewed by Karsen Henwood and Hailey Ross.

The creative, local photographer, Deanna Lowman, has been interviewed by Karsen Henwood and Hailey Ross. We asked Deanna how long she had been a photographer. Her answer was that she had received her first camera in sixth grade, but the pictures that are currently hanging up in Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library were produced in 2005. Deanna enjoys photography, but her favorite one was a photo of the Orisia water goddess, and she calls it ‘Yemoja’. This woman thought of a creative way to dress up as Orisia in her photos. She buys her costumes, but occasionally changes them up a little. When she is impersonating a male Orisia, she uses her cut hair and glues it on with eye-lash glue to create an imitation of facial hair. As Deanna said herself, “In their stories they tell us where they are.” This helps her locate places to take her photographs. She also gets her clues from what the God is known for. The pictures that are hanging up are mostly taken at Cherry Creek Reservoir, Five Points, and the Fairmont Cemetery.