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102 – Black Astronaut: A Photo Journey Into the Unknown

I don’t know about you, but the time since 2020 has passed in such a strange way. It simultaneously feels like it has passed incredibly quickly while also moving extremely slowly. Three years has been 10 years but it also feels like 6 months, if that makes sense. Thinking back at all of the things that happened during that time period can feel overwhelming.

In this episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, I talk to photographer Kamal X about his new photo book, Black Astronaut, which “gives viewers a striking depiction of a nationwide revolution ignited by the pandemic and the passing of George Floyd. By taking an innovative approach my book creates an unparalleled opportunity to explore pivotal sectors of our country’s unrest.”

In our discussion, we also touch on subjects ranging from overcoming uncertainty and hostile situations to what it truly means to be yourself. Uncertainty and the unknown weigh very heavily in this conversation. Be sure to check it out!

You can also click here to pick up a copy of Black Astronaut!

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About My Guest

“I am Kamal X, a professional photographer that has been documenting my travels throughout the world since 2015. Photography found me at a time in my life where I felt confused and voiceless. I wasn’t sure of where I was internally and what direction I wanted my life to go. I welcomed my challenges and I found myself drawn to creating images that evoke emotions rooted in the many universal elements of the human experience.  My goal is to tell stories from all walks of life and give a raw voice to the world we live in, through compassion and honesty.”

You can find Kamal X on his website or on Instagram @iamkamalx

What Was Your Favorite Part of this Episode?

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May you live in interesting times!

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