Yuwan Ilano’s “Fallen Angel”

An exhibition of student entries in a image contest, held in conjunction with the En Foco traveling exhibition “Dos Mundos: (Re)developing Narratives” – like people that received exclusive recognition – is on exhibit by way of May perhaps 7 at the Marion Art Gallery in Rockefeller Arts Heart.

Learners have been challenged in the competitors to contribute to a essential discussion by photos that address inequities in their lifetime or to the everyday life of many others. Subjects that could be explored inside of the theme of social injustice could incorporate the pandemic, racial injustice, disparities in health care and financial inequality.

Yuwan Ilano’s “Fallen Angel” shade impression, which addresses homophobia, racism and the turbulent background in between the LGBTQ+ neighborhood and Christianity, was awarded very first spot. Ilano is a senior majoring in Theatre Arts and Interaction: Public Relations, with minors in Multi-Ethnic Research and INDS: Environmental Studies, from Rome. 1st prize was $500.

Imagining peers making the most of their down time in the course of quarantine, Prince Aziz Hunt documents his pandemic expertise by portraying the working day-to-day drudgery of doing work a entire-time occupation to pay back hire though getting isolated from buddies and loved ones. The entry by Hunt, a junior Chemistry key, with a minimal in Visual Arts and New Media, from the Bronx, consisted of 3 black-and-white photographs and gained second area. The prize was $300.

Entries by Religion Kleese and Josue Petion tied for 3rd location. The prize was $100.

Kleese, a senior majoring in Visible Arts and New Media, with minors in Prison Justice and Psychology, from Angola, captures the influence of the pandemic on the elderly in a black-and-white photograph. Several senior citizens have been forced to shelter-in-position to remain harmless from the coronavirus, forced into a lifetime of seclusion and loneliness, Kleese noted.

prizewinning photo by Petion
Prizewinning photographs by Josue Petion.

Petion’s color photograph depicts a Black man, his palms chained and two firearms held at his head. A portrait of the exact same man is also integrated. “Blacks and Latinos in some cases experience as if all odds are stacked from their communities,” said Petion, a junior majoring in Communication: Video Creation, from Brooklyn, who identifies religion and prayer as the only harmless line of defense for marginalized men and women in opposition to individuals in electrical power.  

“Express Yourself,” a coloration photograph of a white male whose body and experience are painted in bright shades, by Sean Marchant, a senior Visual Arts and New Media: Graphic Design, from Silver Creek, gained honorable mention. The photograph emphasizes independence of choice for the LGBTQ+ community, offering its customers the voice in how they want to be portrayed.

“Black Lives Issue,” a black-and-white photograph depicting an city road by Ryan Blake, a sophomore majoring in Visible Arts and New Media: Film & Online video Arts, from Buffalo, also acquired honorable point out. “Organizations such as the Black Life Issue motion have pushed for keeping law enforcement accountable and cutting down police misconduct to far more equitable expectations for folks enduring injustice,” Blake claimed.

College students provided honorable point out gained $50.

Submitted performs by 14 other learners are also on exhibit. They involve Kendall Brooks, of Pendleton Kailyn Gatto, Westfield Angeline Ginsberg, Lindenhurst Matthew Henze, Little Falls Max Lee, Lindenhurst Ryunoskue Nagao, Tokyo, Japan Nyles Panus, Wonderful Valley Derek Raymond, Malone Justin Saylee, Bronx Li Seagren, Jamestown Neron Simpson, Bronx Rebecca Torncello, Scotia-Glenville Karalyn Walter, Warren Center, Pa. and Isabella Wilder, Bergen.