Emily Manwaring Artist
Brooklyn-based artist Emily Manwaring is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily in collage and painting to create vibrant visions of New York’s Caribbean communities. She was photographed by Jeffery Salter, a Miami NYC based advertising photographer, fine art and commerical photography specialist. The works are intimate snapshots of people’s lives—we see a couple leaning against one another asleep on a crowded train and children playing in a blow-up pool in a fenced-in backyard.
The artist took up painting as a means of working through her understanding of her own identity and personal traumas, often using family photo albums as a point of departure. Strongly influenced by the works of Kerry James Marshall and Faith Ringgold, Manwaring sees her work as a place to bear witness to Black joy as well as a means in which to process the experiences of time and emotion.