Photos from the Black Light collection seek to find the hope, even in so much pain. Black womxn are constantly looking to “glow up” as a way to heal. The photos in this series follow several different paths to that light, not all of them beautiful.
Ghosts of the Road
While driving across the country, Hicks’ found a town with several abandoned homes. Threat of a nuclear power plant made much of the people in the area leave their homes quickly. Many photos are from the inside of the abandoned homes, looking out onto a dying world.
After the Storm
The hand of Gawd reaches out to change the weather and save the world from drowning itself.