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Subject Matters

Elle Pérez

Interview
Video

"Why make a portrait of someone else in 2020? Especially in this climate. Especially when the photographs of people can be used to harm them, quite literally." – Elle Pérez

In this episode of Subject Matters, we ask artist Elle Pérez about the perils of photography after images on social media were used following the protests earlier this summer to identify and criminalize the subjects. How do you protect against compromised technologies? Watch until the end for Elle's advice.

Subject Matters artist interviews explore contemporary social, economic, and political issues through the lens of artwork—the featured artists are committed to bringing greater awareness to urgent matters.