ninarobinsonnyc N I N A R O B I N S O N

Visual Storyteller | Traveler | Arkansas based 🌿| @arkansasfamilyalbum Exhibit up Jun 15th-Sept 2nd at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock.
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ninarobinsonnyc: 12:14PM Aug | Arlington bathhouse vibes. #sundays #loveyourself #

12:14PM Aug | Arlington bathhouse vibes.

75 0 Aug 19, 2017
ninarobinsonnyc: 7:02PM Aug | @kirakirass bringing her Virgo to

7:02PM Aug | bringing her Virgo to this retrograde. Arkansas, Hwy 7.

154 4 Aug 18, 2017
ninarobinsonnyc: 7:06AM - Aug | Morning drive to Fayetteville. | #arkansas | #

7:06AM - Aug | Morning drive to Fayetteville. | | | |

108 2 Aug 13, 2017
ninarobinsonnyc: Imagine growing up on an island. Your community

Imagine growing up on an island. Your community was filled with a number of different races and nationalities. People cooked food for each other, took care of one another. You're treated well--a utopia almost. You have access to the same education and sports teams as your white friends. Then having to move back to your native country--to a life of segregation, drinking out of dirty water fountains, being called nigger and considered 2nd class. Can't even travel in your country without shaking the thought that you could be murdered by racists. This was my Dad and my Uncle's life growing up in the 40s and 50s on the island of Guam before and after moving back to the US after my grandfather's passing. Honestly though, what has changed America? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Image of my Dad and Uncle's on Guam. From my grandfathers archives. | | | | | | | | | | | | |

225 32 Aug 12, 2017
ninarobinsonnyc: Video of my Mother viewing my exhibition @arkansasfamilyalbum

Video of my Mother viewing my exhibition for the first time. 😢❤️ familyalbum

193 9 Aug 11, 2017
ninarobinsonnyc: My mother sits for a portrait in front

My mother sits for a portrait in front of a 60-year-old tapestry that belonged to my grandparents (my dads parents). Mom and I spent the day together laughing and sharing memories of my dad. Today he would have been 77. In the next couple of weeks it will be the anniversary of his passing. For the last 12 years I've dreaded the month of August--the sadness it brings. I'll never get over missing my dad, though it gets easier over time. Happy Birthday in heaven dad. Love you. ❤️

119 0 Aug 10, 2017
ninarobinsonnyc: Innocence Is Irrelevant | @theatlantic "This is the age

Innocence Is Irrelevant | "This is the age of the plea bargain—and millions of Americans are suffering the consequences." ... Shanta loves taking care of people, her door was always open. She told me her dream is to have a home or center for kids and senior citizens who feel unloved to come to--she'd make them feel wanted, feel warmth. I truly hope that one day her dream is fulfilled. Please take a moment to read Shanta's story (link in the bio). You can also listen to this article on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/user-154380542/innocence-is-irrelevant-the-atlantic-emily-yoffe

138 1 Aug 10, 2017
ninarobinsonnyc: Innocence Is Irrelevant | @theatlantic "This is the age

Innocence Is Irrelevant | "This is the age of the plea bargain—and millions of Americans are suffering the consequences." As I was taking this portrait I asked Shanta if she had any pictures of her with her boys. She said no. I told her I would love to get one of these portraits printed and framed so you can hang it in your place once you get one. About a half hour into our shoot one of her boys asked, "Is this article going to help my mom get a home?" That question broke my heart. I didn't know how to answer. I just said I hope so. Please take a moment to read Shanta's story (link in the bio). You can also listen to this article on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/user-154380542/innocence-is-irrelevant-the-atlantic-emily-yoffe

103 0 Aug 10, 2017
ninarobinsonnyc: Innocence Is Irrelevant |
"This is the age of

Innocence Is Irrelevant | "This is the age of the plea bargain—and millions of Americans are suffering the consequences." In late June, sent me to Nashville to photograph Shanta Sweatt. She and I met at the projects where she used to live. We sat down by the basketball courts. Shanta began telling me about her life and how strong she has to be every single day--putting on a smiling face for her job and for strangers--pretending to be happy. No one knows what she goes through on a daily basis. Her boys, her pride and joy, can't even live with her in the motel where she now calls home. No one sees her in pain. Tears started to fall as she continued to talk. I knew there was absolutely nothing I could say to comfort her. I wept with her, listened and hugged her. Please take a moment to read Shanta's story (link in the bio). You can also listen to this article on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/user-154380542/innocence-is-irrelevant-the-atlantic-emily-yoffe

163 1 Aug 8, 2017
ninarobinsonnyc: 3 of 3 posts | Portraits of my beautiful

3 of 3 posts | Portraits of my beautiful students, ages 8-11-years-old. Kids Photo Camp, Little Rock, AR. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Last week I taught a kids photo camp at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, AR. I don't usually work with 8-11-year-olds, but it turned out to be fun and am very proud of my students! This class was about understanding how photo albums are an expression of identity, unique and individual, and how they can inform and affect the viewer. Each student was given a point and shoot film camera, two days to shoot, and four themes (love, reflection, home and everyday life) to focus on as they explore their family/community, documenting individual and shared memories/events. They spoke and wrote thoughtfully about the themes given and shot beautiful work. Loved every minute of it! [Swipe left] graphy

172 4 Aug 8, 2017
ninarobinsonnyc: 2 of 3 posts | Portraits of my beautiful

2 of 3 posts | Portraits of my beautiful students, ages 8-11-years-old. Kids Photo Camp, Little Rock, AR. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Last week I taught a kids photo camp at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, AR. I don't usually work with 8-11-year-olds, but it turned out to be fun and am very proud of my students! This class was about understanding how photo albums are an expression of identity, unique and individual, and how they can inform and affect the viewer. Each student was given a point and shoot film camera, two days to shoot, and four themes (love, reflection, home and everyday life) to focus on as they explore their family/community, documenting individual and shared memories/events. They spoke and wrote thoughtfully about the themes given and shot beautiful work. Loved every minute of it! [Swipe left] graphy

214 13 Aug 8, 2017
ninarobinsonnyc: 1 of 3 posts | Portraits of my beautiful

1 of 3 posts | Portraits of my beautiful students, ages 8-11-years-old. Kids Photo Camp, Little Rock, AR. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Last week I taught a kids photo camp at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, AR. I don't usually work with 8-11-year-olds, but it turned out to be fun and am very proud of my students! This class was about understanding how photo albums are an expression of identity, unique and individual, and how they can inform and affect the viewer. Each student was given a point and shoot film camera, two days to shoot, and four themes (love, reflection, home and everyday life) to focus on as they explore their family/community, documenting individual and shared memories/events. They spoke and wrote thoughtfully about the themes given and shot beautiful work. Loved every minute of it! [Swipe left] graphy