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Afrofuturism – Style of art that reimagines the past, present, and future of Africans and African Americans through various lenses including science fiction and futuristic fantasy.
- Renee Cox, (1958-) artist-photographer – Uses her body in her work. Started as a fashion photographer. Aware of the scarcity of black bodies in the fashion industry, began to create works that consider black female beauty and sexuality. https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/about/feminist_art_base/renee-cox
- Taxi, the Raje series, 1998, photograph – cibachrome – Shows herself as the Afrofuturist superhero Raje. Costume is in the colors of the Jamaican/black nationalist flags. superhero Raje stops a taxicab criticizing NYC cab drivers that pass black passengers. Subverts stereotypes, rights injustices, and rewrites history.