Jana Williams is an American documentary photographer and visual storyteller based in Philadelphia. Their practice in photography touches on ideas of spectatorship and the oppositional gaze, voyeurism and representation of the black female body...
Focus:Photographer, Photo Assistant, Portraiture
Covering:USA & Canada
Skills:Image Archiving, Digital Printing, Photo Assisting, Color Correction, Film Scanning, Adobe InDesign, Photo Editing, Black & White Printing, Color Printing, Photojournalism, Retouching, Film Photography
Parsons School of Design
Moore College of Art & Design
MediaXarts: Cinema for New Technologies and Environments
ParentDISABLED is a documentary short that examines the life of the filmmaker and their mother, an individual with an acquired disability. This documentary explores the world of a visually impaired retiree through observational footage that looks at disability culture and social connectedness, along with the relationship between mother and adult child. In watching this film, I want the viewer to experience and relate to the challenges of someone with vision loss, and consider what it is like to live with a hidden disability. I want to dispel misconceptions about parents with differences, and create a narrative of interdependence.