#SEVENTY: A Vision from the mind of Geordan Briscoe
"The mission for SEVENTY was to show the ways in which black people have remained fashionable, graceful and unified even in times of oppression. i used my friends as canvases in order to channel the resilient spirits of our elders and ancestors. i referenced advertisements and images from the 70’s to help the viewer make the connection to things they were somewhat familiar with. in preparing for this project, i did intensive research which included the viewing of films such as “Wattstax” and “The Black Power Mixtape” for everyday style references. i didn’t want my subjects to look like they were going to a seventies-themed party. i wanted them to look like they literally stepped out of the 70’s. "