PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

“Who are these people?”

“I don’t know.”

“Why did you take a photo of them, then?”

“I want to be a professional photographer like Florestine Perrault Collins.”

“Who’s she?”

“She was an African American professional photographer from New Orleans.  She began taking photos when she was 14.”

“What did she photograph?”

“Weddings, First Communions, graduations and soldiers who returned home.  She passed for white when she became the assistant to white photographers.   She eventually opened her own studio and her clients were African Americans.”

“What are you going to do with this photo?”

“I don’t know.”

“It’s pretty good.”


100 Words

I wrote this story in celebration of Black History Month.

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

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