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#12 Antuwan Sargent

Antuwan Sargent is an art critic, writer and curator. He has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, and more, as well as essays to multiple museum publications. His first book, “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion” (Aperture) is out now. In the book, Antwaun addresses a radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The presentation of black figures and black runway and cover models in the media and art has been one marker of increasingly inclusive fashion and art communities. More critically, however, the contemporary visual vocabulary around and the body has been with new vitality and substance thanks to an increase in powerful images authored by an international community of black photographers.

Antuwan Sargent talks to Gem Fletcher about representation, the shifting photographic landscape and how young artists are rejecting broken systems to create exciting new modalities for photography.

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