AUNDRE LARROW, 26
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about this scene in Mindhunter where an FBI agent comes to school and is telling kids about what a serial killer is. One girl raises her hand and asks why there aren’t any women serial killers and the class laughs. I find that single piece of dialogue so fascinating. Why is it that violence is so normalized for men? My work is important to me because I am trying to use it to find out ‘why’: Why black men can be so easily called super predators, why black women are seen as ugly yet their style + features are copied. I guess the more portraits I take and the more I ask why, the closer I get to figuring 'it' out.
Everyone’s opinion and work is defining a new direction for the industry. And that’s what is so special about it. This could be my naïveté speaking, but thanks to the internet, the work of others is so much more accessible. As an industry, new pockets have been created and it’s easier to find artists to collaborate with but also to hire, and get excited about. The issue, though, is getting those people from the internet into positions of power as editors, art directors, etc. That takes time, but it also takes force.
See More ›