With a personal mission to alter societal constructs, Kendario LaPierre is the 25-year-old photographer, Fine Art Mixed Media Artist and self-professed "Cultural Change Agent" sharing a transformative message through his art. His softer depiction of Black men is exploring a conversion central to the depiction of Black masculinity and identity.
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THE BLACK ISSUE
A Voyage into representation and identity.
“A people’s art is the genesis of their freedom.” - Claudia Jones, 1959
How does the world perceive us? Who writes the narratives that shape us? Centuries of inequality have resulted in countless debasing effigies of Blackness. With modern communications levelling the playing field and today’s creative black talent standing on the shoulders of icons who went before, we are on the cusp of a cultural coup d’état.