This is not art

I wanted the models to be active participants in the shoot, to make decisions, to dictate their own boundaries, and to communicate that to the viewer. I felt this would equalize the disparate gender dynamic, taking power away from the photographer and the viewer and giving it to the person being photographed. Women can and should be proud of their sexuality, and I actively try to portray them in a way that shows they are the ones driving the ship.

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Burning Down the Coup

With all the advancement in communication and dissemination of information, why are there fewer women in the forefront of emceeing than in the 80’s? Why is it deemed an anomaly when women write bars? Why are there such things as “female showcases” or “female mixtapes” instead of a focus on an equal split between men and women? And to me, most importantly, why is it still that there are only certain types of women in hip-hop that have notoriety?

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