Nearly 40 years after its original exhibition, 20th century African American artist Romare Bearden’s profile series, “Something Over Something Else,” has made its way to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and I was there to capture it.
The best compliment I think you can give an actor is to tell them that you forgot that you were watching a movie or a TV show while observing their performance. This summer, the world was introduced to a miniseries on Netflix that rocked the planet. “When They See Us” includes moments where it becomes difficult to watch. It was difficult to see the lives of these kids being snatched away from them based on being sold a false sense of freedom.
In modern pop culture, fantasy epics reign as a dominating genre, both critically and commercially. Book series, such as “A Song of Ice and Fire,” “The Lord of the Rings,” and “The Wheel of Time,” catapulted to the top of the worldwide fantasy canon, yet these stories focus on a singular demographic. A singularly privileged demographic.
The year is 2008. I am sitting on the sofa, looking unusually contemplative for a child as I watch my father vacuum the carpet. My contemplation is not aimed at my father or myself, but rather a specific component of his outfit: his shoes.
The 21st-century has seen an explosion of social justice and activism, from Black Lives Matter to the Me Too movement, and the fashion industry is no different. This energetic push for change has seen a shift in the fashion industry with designers and models making a stand for causes ranging from women’s rights, climate change, and racial discrimination, perhaps it should come as no surprise since fashion has often served as a vehicle of protest throughout history.