222 Forgotten Cities is a photo series aimed at visually dissolving the disconnect between the popular, media-informed perception of a city and the reality of the people who live there. The numerical title is inspired by the six most formative years of photographer Brittani Sensabaugh’s life, the two after receiving her camera, the two after her brother died, and the two after she moved to New York.
“It’s an example of anybody that is breaking society’s boundaries, giving unconditional love and compassion to their craft, building—and just anyone that’s out here battling,” she says of the project. “Around the time when I created it, I was battling so much and creating was really my only outlet.”
Brittani Sensabaugh is a young documentary photographer deeply committed to a social practice that goes outside the lines and connects deeply into people’s lives. In the Innovation Studio, Brittani will develop a new photo workshop training model for urban youth, and will lead the expansion of the Oakland Fence Project to cities around the world.