A loan of $10,000 helped fund my archival photo exhibit.


Traci's story

I am an Oakland native. Dance is my first love. I moved to NYC to pursue my career as a dancer and was successful with my craft. Upon returning home to Oakland and began photographing the burgeoning Hip Hop music scene in the Bay Area. With no formal training I credit my years of dance and theater that gave me my eye for composition and timing for capturing a great moment. I began publishing those images in local and national music magazines. Being immersed in the growing music industry was incredible. I attended many events with my camera on my shoulder and note book in my back pack ready to capture a story. In addition to shooting for magazines I shot for independent and mainstream record labels. This body of work gives a unique look into how the Hip Hop music industry was thriving not just in the Bay Area but it's impact was felt around the world in the 1990's.


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This Kiva loan helps an entrepreneur to establish her guest house as a cultural hub in Oakland



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About B-Love's Guest House

Industry: Arts
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: iamtracibartlow.com

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