Coming Through

  • Photographer
    Ayanah George, United States
  • Prize
    Fine Art Best New Talent / Gold Winner in Fine Art/Fashion

This series inspired by the art of Kehinde Wiley is my transformation in creating work that represents my style. The concept of "coming through" is represented by various double exposures, an allegory to something that was covered and revealed. The photos are meant to document, uplift and highlight women of color, representing them as majestic and beautiful. In the past I created work that did not represent me. As I reflected on other aspects of life it occurred to me that I was (and possibly still am) afraid to show all of myself. As I begin to open up, I invite others to do the same.