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Rey Londres is a Cuban-born photographer who challenges the stereotypes and boundaries for accessibility in professional portraiture. Throughout his time at RISD, curatorial agency and activism have been the cornerstones for both their studio projects and community engagement, including an artist residency with the Providence-based Haus of Glitter. Their work with risdARC (Anti-Racism Coalition) provided a platform for co-organizing the 2022 Black Biennial, the first exhibition of its kind at RISD highlighting voices of local BIPOC communities. Promoting community care and documenting the undocumented are what Rey fluidly interweaves into a practice centered around visibility, challenging power systems, and embracing the multiplicitous identities in us all. This series highlights the intersections of art, design, theory, social justice and research in interviewed conversations within the RISD community, its faculty and students.
Written | Directed | Filmed | Edited by Holly Gaboriault [MA Global Arts + Cultures '21] Original Music by Mike Delick Music Supervision by Elementary Music
RISD Research Perspectives, video series, photography, portraiture, fashion, identity, power, culture
Art and Design | Gender and Sexuality | Photography
Londres, Rey; RISD Research; and Gaboriault, Holly, "RISD Research Perspectives | Rey Londres" (2022). RISD Research Perspectives. 13.