Portfolio - Between Existence & Exclusion (Black Cosplayers) MFA THESIS

Existence and Exclusion revolve around the effects of the temporary as I am examining the issues that exist in the cosplay community. With the use of photography and printmaking, I imagine entering a space where the marginalization and underrepresentation exists. By not acknowledging it, I see that black cosplayers would slowly disappear right in front of my eyes as they disintegrate into a white void. The intention is to shed light on the issue while at the same time embracing them in the subculture.