Zarita Zevallos is a Haitian photographer living in New York. Zevallos uses her work, presented as photo series and narratives, to bring to light different social issues affecting African Americans.
This series is called Pariah, and explores the experiences, traumas and inequalities that ex-prisoners in the African-American community go through and have to live with. In the series, she interviews an ex-prisioner in a touching narrative, accompanied by jarringly beautiful images of men being restricted by chains…restricted by certainly not broken.
The images speak to challenges (weighing you down like chains), but despite this, actively breaking out, being hopeful, being proud of yourself, and being supported by friends and family.
See the series below: