Dorsey is an artist, curator, and photographer from Washington, DC. She is also a recent graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University’s Arts Administration MA program in NYC. Her work, including what once was—a black & white photography series covering gentrification in DC—and Where We're From—a colorful, visual story of Chinese carry-outs—focuses on dismantling preconceived notions regarding the presence of Black bodies in changing spaces that were originally shaped by and for them. Ultimately, Dorsey aims to protect these spaces through her work, which encompasses her master’s thesis—a call to action for the proper preservation of localized Black culture.
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