Marilyn Perry, African American, Senior Citizen, LGBTQ, Studio 2.8 Managing Photojournalist, Biographical and Familial Information
My name is Marilyn Perry. I’m the Studio 2.8 Photography and Video, production, publication, and licensing, service, managing documentary photojournalist. I’m an African American woman. I’m a Senior Citizen, African American, woman. I’m a Senior Citizen, mixed ethnicity, African American, LGBTQ, Woman of Color. I’m Marilyn Perry. Who I am consists of all the characteristics and attributes I’ve just listed: Senior Citizen, LGBTQ, and African American woman of color; in addition to my other personal characteristics, skills, and accomplishments, including my decades of work in the computer software science profession, my work producing documentary photojournalism, and my various other life activities.
Marilyn Perry, African American Ancestral History
I’m Marilyn Perry. I’m an African American woman of color, an African American woman devoted to producing, dispassionate, politically detached, objective, documentary photojournalism. The members of my family, my genetic family, my biological family, my ancestors from the middle 1800s through to the present, are all the genetic embodiment of, the living members of my family are the living genetic embodiment of, the history in America, of the horrifically heinous enslavement of African people in America, in our United States of America, by European American people. The members of my genetic family are the biological “issue” of, the genetic and biological product of, European American male slave masters, slave “owners”, who forced their female African slaves to produce children for them, female African slaves in America who then gave birth to the mixed ethnicity genetic family of, the genetic children of, their slave master. These Americans, African Americans, are my ancestors. I genetically, biologically, physically, embody the history of the enslavement of African people in America by deplorable, reprehensible, European American (“white”) slave masters. Because of the foregoing immutable genetic, biological, familial, history, my family history, a family history that is inextricably fused into the history of African slaves in historical America, I am an African American woman of color.
One of my biological, genetic, cousins, the prominent African American Los Angeles Civil Rights attorney Connie Rice, Constance L. Rice, has written and published a book entitled Power Concedes Nothing, in which she has documented some of the relevant aspects of my African American family’s history. African American Los Angeles attorney, and author, my biological cousin Connie Rice is the daughter of one of my late mother’s sisters. In her published book Power Concedes Nothing, African American civil rights attorney Connie Rice, has documented some of the details of my two maternal ancestral families, the families of my mother’s mother and of my mother’s father. My mixed ethnicity African American maternal grandmother was an amazing woman, about whom my cousin attorney Connie Rice has published relatively detailed historical information in the book she has published, entitled Power Concedes Nothing. My maternal family ancestors descend from the children who were the genetic product of, the biological issue from, the Virginia slave master who forced his female African slaves, who produced mixed ethnicity children, the genetic children of, the genetic and biological family of, their slave master. That generation of my family were simultaneously slaves, and at the same time the genetic, biological, family of their slave master. Each of my four late grandparents were the product of similar family histories, the genetic and biological product of European American slave masters who forced their African female slaves to bear children with them. By this immutable familial, genetic, history, I am an African American woman, whose nineteen century ancestors were both slaves, as well as the biological children of their slave masters. I am an African American woman.
Marilyn Perry, Childhood in Racist, Racially Segregationist, United States
I was born, an African American, during a time of intense and divisive, deeply bigoted, amorally defiant, segregationist, racism, and racial hatred, in the United States of America. Throughout much of my childhood I repeatedly experienced, countless times I experienced, the scourge of America’s intense racism, and the endless, overt, ways in which racial hatred, racial segregation, and racial injustice, were expressed, and perpetrated, at that time. I was born, an African American, long before the U.S. Congress passed, and long before then U.S. President Lyndon Banes Johnson signed, the Civil Rights Act in 1964, which was enacted into federal law that year. During my childhood, in November 1963, I participated in a truly peaceful political march, a truly peaceful, downright solemn, political demonstration, with my siblings, with my parents, with the late Martin Luther King, Jr., and with over 300,000 other people, who all marched peacefully together one cold, gray, blustery, day in November 1963, with the hope, a mere but steadfast hope, that one day a federal statute, a federal law, such as the dreamed of Civil Rights Act, legislation proposed by the late John F. Kennedy before his assassination, might recognize the inherent and inalienable rights of America’s ethnic minorities, rights already codified in the “equal protection clause” of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment, but until then defiantly denied African American people in our United States of America, rights denied, rights vehemently opposed by America’s many European American racists, then, and even after, the 1964 Civil Rights Act became federal statutory law. That experience, during my childhood as an African American, was just one of my countless experiences, one of my many indelible experiences with the consequences of racism in America, racial injustice in America, and with the hope for racial civil rights in America.
Marilyn Perry, World Famous Guitarist Harry Perry’s Sister
As an African American LGBTQ woman of color, I am extraordinarily proud of my astonishing African American brother, the world famous guitarist, singer, and Hollywood actor, Harry Perry. My brother is famous for his hard driving alternative rock music, and his Jimi Hendrix like singing voice. My brother Harry Perry is also synonymous everywhere with the culture of, and the amazing uniquely American cultural activities on, Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, California. My African American brother Harry Perry, and his decades long connection with Venice Beach Boardwalk, skating on his Landroller brand skates while playing his red and white bullseye guitar, are so iconic that an animated likeness of my brother Harry is featured in the beginning of the recent Warner Bros animated movie Scoob! A brief “fair use” excerpt of the animated likeness of my brother Harry Perry, created by Warner Bros Entertainment for their animated Hollywood movie Scoob!, is included here on the Studio 2.8 Photography website just below.
Marilyn Perry, African American Documentary Photojournalist
As an African American, LGBTQ, woman of color, documentary photojournalist, it is with great pride that I maintain the highest ethical standards in journalism as I produce photographs and video about people and their politics, conscientiously photographing a wide range of people and events across the entire political spectrum, objectively documenting their public political activities for posterity, especially during the current extraordinary political confluences that comprise the 2020 political landscape in the United States of America. Regardless of the political subject, when producing a photograph or a video for Studio 2.8 photography, the purpose of that photograph or video is to document the truth of that moment, the truth of that day, the truths of this extraordinary political era, with as little political bias as is reasonably possible, faithfully published with insightful and objective background commentary, and with journalistic integrity, from my unique perspective as a technologically sophisticated, African American, LGBTQ, woman of color, in America today. I'm Marilyn Perry. I'm Marilyn Perry an African American woman of color documentary photojournalist. I'm Marilyn Perry, a lifelong African American defender of racial civil rights, an African American who has suffered the scourge of racism over the course of decades that span more than half a century, an African American who emphatically opposes racism and racists, including despicable people in America such as "NeoNazis" or the so called "alt-right", or their related political groups. I'm Marilyn Perry, an African American woman of color documentary photojournalist who strives to adhere to the highest and most stringent ethical standards in journalism as I practice the craft of political documentary photojournalism.