Entry Title: "Emissary"
Name: Kyla Medina , United States
Category and Expertise: Portrait, Student
Entry Description: I am interested in how identity, and gender in particular, shapes our experience and interactions with our surroundings. The images narrate a near-obsessive awareness of identity and it’s influences on our personal psychologies. I began a search through my own experiences as well as common themes in the experiences of others that reflect guarded insecurity and self-evaluation of identity in staged metaphorical images. In this respect, I consider them autobiographical images even though I ask another to act in my place.