Details:

This photograph depicts a Black woman's torso draped in elegant fabrics. The artist's work reinvents notions of creativity and confidence in the realm of Blackness by focusing on the frequently overlooked beauties of the Black experience: skin, texture, trauma, peace, love and community.
Unframed
Edition of 3
Signed

① Artwork:

Aweng / Untitled

This photograph depicts a woman's torso, hands and upper legs while clothed and draped in elegant fabrics. She appears to be confidently resting one hand on herself while tenderly reaching out with the other. The focus of the composition is on the beauty of the figure's skin; her face is not in the frame. Carter's work highlights the aesthetics and sociopolitical aspects of Black life. Her images also reinvent notions of creativity and confidence in the realm of Blackness by focusing on the frequently overlooked beauties of the Black experience: skin, texture, trauma, peace, love and community.

“In the media we see a lot of imagery that’s centered around Black suffering, and so I like to make work that doesn’t necessarily highlight that. I think that’s an aspect of Black experiences, but there’s so much more to it. I try to make work that makes people—especially Black people—feel good. I make work that I wish I’d seen when I was younger.” — Kennedi Carter

Specs:

30 inches
40 inches

③ Artist:

Kennedi Carter

Kennedi Carter’s photography focuses primarily on Black subjects, highlighting the aesthetics and sociopolitical aspects of Black life. Her work explores the overlooked beauties of the Black experience: skin, texture, trauma, peace, love and community. Through her images, Carter aims to reinvent notions of creativity and confidence in the realm of Blackness.

Kennedi Carter:
Aweng / Untitled, 2019
Archival pigment print
40.0 × 30.0 inches /