Endia Beal is a photographer currently in residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. At the moment she is working on a series investigating the relationships between white men and minority women in the workplace. We find her 2013 portrait series, Can I Touch it? exceptionally interesting, and we’re willing to bet you will too; it portrays white women in black hairstyles giving their audience the stare down (see photos below).
From McColl Center:
Endia Beal’s photographic and video work bring voice to marginalized women in the corporate world. Her acclaimed 2013 portrait series Can I Touch It? explored gender and racial stereotypes by assigning black hairstyles to white women. The direct gaze of the subjects confront assumptions regarding social and economic status, but also present a humanizing portrayal of working women and the visual cues that fuel assumptions