By Geoffrey C. Koslov
Letitia Huckaby creates unique objects using photography printed onto non-traditional material. “Beautiful Blackness” includes several components that follow the tradition of visual storytelling. The work is a combination of people, land and tradition. Letitia is a deeply religious and thoughtful person. The materials on which she prints—flour sacks, sugar sacks, cotton fabric that is either sewn to create quilts or framed with vintage wood embroidery hoops, as well traditional prints—carry a history that connects past to present. Huckaby’s visual expression is a fine balance of who she is—a documentary photographer and artist.