I look toward the experience in Rome affecting me, supporting my desire to broaden my thoughts beyond the American context that has shaped me. I hope to develop my thinking as I examine contemporary and historic connections between Africa and Europe. I will engage the complex reality of the recent migration of Africans to Europe, with many transiting through Italy while others remain there. Rome’s position as an early republic, a fallen empire, and a modern society with remnants of a previous civilization will provide a rich context for me to explore. I’m eager to photograph idealized images I imagine, of futuristic Black rebels in contemporary Rome, with visible vestiges of ancient Rome highlighting these rebels’ temporal shifting nature.