Documenting history from behind the lens

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – For the earlier two many years, documentary photographer, Josh Collins, has dedicated his free time to sharing stories of East Knoxville by means of pics.

“The East Knoxville group gets forgotten, and it is a extremely wonderful local community,” Collins said. “I extensive for East Knoxville to have the very same voice as the relaxation of the Knoxville communities do.”

This enthusiasm challenge began as Collins moved in with an older few in East Knoxville as he was heading by way of a difficult time. To apparent his intellect, he started to acquire walks in East Knoxville neighborhoods and built positive to choose his digicam with him.

From there bloomed attractive stories capturing the culture and celebrating the record of East Knoxville, alongside with the disparities between it and other Knoxville neighborhoods.

“I have developed lovely and legitimate relationships below and I want to continue on to seize that,” Collins claimed. “I truly feel tremendous honored and I do want to exhibit respect and honor and dignity to Black folks.”

Collins continues to share the stories of East Knoxville and plans to develop to South Knoxville in 2021. His function is on exhibit within of Perk Town Coffee and on his company’s internet site: Josh Collins Images.

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