“I’m looking for proof that identified blackness doesn’t deny an American life.”
– Kenya (Robinson)
Orlando Museum of Art (Facebook | Website) is partnering with contemporary artist and Florida Prize in Contemporary Art 2018 winner, Kenya (Robinson), on a new project to call attention to the lack of representation of people of African descent in stock imagery.
BLIXEL: (Re)Stock Image Collection is partly funded by United Arts of Central Florida and will feature a volunteer network of stock image photoshoot locations that photographers, models, and visual editors can use to donate their time and expertise. People will be invited to participate in photoshoots by staging themselves in a list of planned scenarios like blowing out birthday cake candles, cornrowing hair, eating dinner with friends, and more.
Orlando Museum of Art will serve as the main site for photos to be taken with other locations being added in the near future.
For more information on how to volunteer and participate, contact Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, OMA Associate Curator, at [email protected]