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Raymond

Raymond’s Artwork

Raymond’s Artwork
Raymond’s Artwork
Raymond’s Artwork
Raymond’s Artwork
Raymond’s Artwork
Raymond’s Artwork
Raymond’s Artwork
Raymond’s Artwork
Raymond’s Artwork
YI Artists worked with artist in residence LaToya Ruby Frazier to create photographs that documented their changing neighborhoods, selves, and a variety of public spaces in New York City. Click through for more information about the project. Photograph by Berry Stein
YI Artists worked with artist in residence LaToya Ruby Frazier to create photographs that documented their changing neighborhoods, selves, and a variety of public spaces in New York City. Click through for more information about the project. Photograph by Berry Stein

AIR Project

YI Artists worked with artist in residence LaToya Ruby Frazier to create photographs that documented their changing neighborhoods, selves, and a variety of public spaces in New York City. They examined the effects of advertising on society and the ways that individuals make every day choices. Teens also watched and discussed excerpts from the documentaries Century of the Self and the British series 7 UP to further understand the links between propaganda, advertising, and the ways in which social class affect an individual’s future. 

Raymond’s Artist Statement

I think race, gender, and class are big topics. They affect many people, but advertising plays a big role in how we perceive them. Personally, I think that if you know where you stand and belong, you don’t have to worry about what categories you belong in. 

The sequence SAFETY was about the place you felt safe. I decided to photograph the little kids outside my school. It was a place where they felt untouchable and unharmed. I included my friends, because those are the people that I feel safe around—it only made sense that they should be included, because they have been there for me since freshman year and they always support me. My safety is with my best friends, knowing that we are stronger as a whole than as individuals.