© Gus Bennett

Gus Bennett, a New Orleans-based photographer, has a unique approach to photography. He sees the role of the photographer as a public “ministry” to support the spirit of community. “When the photographer and subject collaborate, things become clear and ideas begin to flow. Collaboration is the vehicle I use to push my visual narratives,” Bennett explains. “I believe that what our present-day society needs is a new vision that gets its genesis from the collaborative spirit of the community it serves” says Bennet, who is African American and whose work explores and reveals the spirit of Black communities.

Join the co-creation with Gus as he discusses how photographic collaborations can reveal and build new visions of community across America.