New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley creates portraits of women clothed and posed to resemble 18th- and 19th-century society figures. The project requires original couture gowns, which leads him to fashion designer Riccardo Tisci; and features street-cast women, including a prison guard, teen mother, Barbadian immigrant and nurse.
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Inspired by the film Latino Americans, we decided to seek out a local perspective on the Latino experience in our community with our weta.org Digital Extras. Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.Watch now →