I began photography to tell people’s stories as a means to social change. I documented favelas in Central and South America and communities across the US. I used a classic white backdrop behind my subjects, until one day my subject didn’t show. The backdrop is always there but rarely acknowledged. I brought it to the foreground, making it my focus. Printing these photos in the darkroom involves layering red, green and blue. In an additive color system, colors are added to make white. I collage together all these varied color proofs from the process. This series is titled White Backdrop.
Davis Thompson-Moss is a mixed media artist in Brooklyn. His Work explores identity and community, and has recently appeared at Regina Rex Gallery in NYC, New York Times Online, and published in The Nature of Urban Design.
EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK BY DAVIS THOMPSON-MOSS