Gold Finger, New York, 2019
  • Gold Finger, New York, 2019
  • New Orleans, 2017
  • Micaiah Carter, Three Men, 2018, from The New Black Vanguard (Aperture, 2019) © Micaiah Carter
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The Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artists Lecture Series

Creating a Fashion Photograph

Speaker: 

Adrienne Raquel, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Jermaine Daley, and Darnell-Jamal Lisby

Sunday, May 8, 2:00 p.m. 
Gartner Auditorium

When viewing the latest editorial spread from your favorite fashion magazine, have you ever wondered what goes into creating the image? Hear three artists featured in The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion—Cleveland-born photographer and art director Adrienne Raquel (GQ, Vanity Fair, and Paper magazine), photographer and stylist Arielle Bobb-Willis (Lil Nas X, Lady Gaga, and Billie Eilish), and stylist Jermaine Daley (Interview magazine)—discuss how collaboration between the photographer, stylist, and editor is crucial to the making of the fashion photograph. CMA Assistant Curator Darnell-Jamal Lisby moderates the conversation. 

Adrienne Raquel is a New York City–based photographer and art director. Inspired by femininity, soulfulness, and color, Raquel’s work is rooted in nostalgia and fantasy while remaining fresh and contemporary. She has worked for Playboy magazine, and her exhibitions include Mickalene Thomas’s Better Nights at Miami’s Bass Museum and Aperture’s The New Black Vanguard.   

Born and raised in New York City and Suffern, New York, with stops in South Carolina and New Orleans, Arielle Bobb-Willis has been using the camera for nearly a decade as a tool of empowerment. Battling with depression from an early age, Bobb-Willis found solace behind the lens and has developed a visual language that speaks to the complexities of life: the beautiful, the strange, belonging, isolation, and connection. 

Jermaine Daley is a New York–based stylist and fashion editor. Pulling from his Caribbean upbringing, Daley has a bold yet refined take on fashion storytelling. His attention and focus on color and textures has been a driving force within his works and has ultimately defined his aesthetics within the industry. 

Made possible by the Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artist Fund 

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, and Eva and Rudolf Linnebach. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Pamela Mascio, and the Thompson Family Foundation.

The exhibition is organized by Aperture, New York, and is curated by Antwaun Sargent.

The New Black Vanguard is made possible in part by Airbnb Magazine.

Major support is provided by PNC Bank. Generous support is provided by Donald F. and Anne T. Palmer.


All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum (deceased) and Harriet Warm, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Bill and Joyce Litzler, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil, the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Claudia C. Woods and David A. Osage.
New Orleans, 2017
Micaiah Carter, Three Men, 2018, from The New Black Vanguard (Aperture, 2019) © Micaiah Carter