At the age of 47, Alanna Airitam decided to become an artist. She left a successful career in advertising and pursued photography full-time. The photographs depict Black subjects in regal and dignified poses and settings. Her goal is to create work that she did not see represented growing up and to show the world her truth, as she sees it. To see more from Alanna visit alannaairitam.com.
A selection of her work will be on display at the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography from April 16-October 15, 2022.
Producer/Editor: Andrew Brown
Videographers: Gage Judd, John DeSoto
Colorist: Emmanuel Joubeaud