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Adrian White Los Angeles based visual artist Adrian White creates portraiture primarily dealing with memory, trauma, and history from the perspective of people of the African diaspora. His goal is to connect with his ancestors by remembering the past, documenting the present, and imagining a utopian future. White was born and raised in the small tobacco and cotton town of Stantonsburg, NC. He studied at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC (BA, 2002), Brooks Institute of Photography (BFA, 2014) and Parsons School of Design (MFA, 2019). “My photographic process places as much an emphasis on preserving memories as it does creating images. Memories have the power to heal. We just have to pay attention to what they’re trying to tell us.” (Photo shot in Naples, Italy, 2016. Photo sponsors: Wayne & Carolyn Ridout.)


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