"...seek guidance in prayer and meditation."
1. Who is Jamel Shabazz?
Jamel Shabazz is a student of life, whose foundation was built on the events that transpired during the 1960's and 70's.
2. What do you do?
For the past 3 decades I have used my gift of vision to contribute to the preservation of world history and culture. Now, it is my objective to donate my various bodies of work to museums and institutions of higher learning for future generations to embrace.
3. What, if any, is the ideology/purpose that drives you?
I am solely driven to make a contribution to society and secure a positive legacy.
4. How did you arrive at that ideology/purpose?
A long time friend turned me on to the movie " The Book of Eli" starring Denzel Washington a few years ago. After viewing that movie, I had an epiphany! I realized that I had in fact, been on an extensive journey documenting the lives of countless people and places. Prior to seeing the movie I was dedicated to recording my personal journey, but once I saw the film, my life's mission became clear. I realized that for all of these years I had been on a particular path enduring hardships and challenges for the purpose of retaining the history of a people.
5. What advice can you offer someone who is searching for their ideology/purpose?
The best advice I can give is to remember the Sabbath and seek guidance in prayer and meditation.
Jamel is a published photographer from Brooklyn, New York.