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Micaiah Carter, Adeline in Barrettes, 2018

The New Black Vanguard, Grades 9-12

Students will learn how young, Black image-makers seize control of their representation to broaden the spectrum of Black experience in photography — complicating a limiting view of Blackness historically shaped by the white gaze. Students will also explore how to use art as a tool for revolution and change, and to challenge society's representation of beauty.
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Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Hijab Couture), New York, 2019

The New Black Vanguard, Grades 6-8

Students will explore the idea that there are many forms of beauty found in people around the world. Students will discover that there is no such thing as "normal" and that "normal" is used as a control technique.
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