Dope Black Dads was shaped by Marvyn Harrison on Father’s Day 2018, initially as a WhatsApp group of 23 Black fathers he knew in London. It has since developed as a digital protected house for some 40,000 fathers from the worldwide group to debate their experiences of being Black, being a guardian and masculinity within the fashionable world.

The group brings collectively males who’re navigating fatherhood, societal pressures and the age-old stereotype of the absent Black father. Far too typically societal biases perpetuate the parable of absent or disengaged Black fathers. The photographer sees this portrait sequence as a possibility to uplift the ideology of Black males, particularly of their function as fathers. The work is a celebration of pleasure, delight and love, and a tribute to the energy, resilience and great thing about Black households, amplifying their voices and contributing to a extra nuanced and compassionate understanding of Black fatherhood.

Aaron Willis, his fiancé and their children

Aaron Willis along with his fiancé, Charlotte, and their youngsters, Jaxen, Cassius, Hannah and Aaron Jr

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