My photographs reference and address social and racial issues that is present today. Being able to tell the stories of people with the release of a shutter is what drives my curiosity and creativity. In my most current project, The Skin I’m In, I wanted to give a voice to the students who identify as being African, African American and from the African Diaspora at the Rhode Island School of Design. Our race plays a role in the perception of our work whether we want it to or not. I want to incorporate our dual identities as black students and artists in describing our experiences of under representation and micro aggressions that occur not only in the classroom but also on campus. Additionally, I wanted to perpetuate the very stereotype of males being viewed as, criminals and thugs, similarly how women are being over sexualized in the media.This plays into effect in racially profiling by not only the police but also everyday people. Giving a voice to these students who are underrepresented and silenced was the most important thing to me in doing this project.
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Being underrepresented, silenced and culturally displaced are similar feelings that the 91 students at Rhode Island School of Design that Identif Read More
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