Cameren White

Photography & Video, BFA

Thesis Project

As much as my perspective encapsulates the essence of the black gaze, it extends far beyond the confines of my own experience. Yet, it resonates with others who share similar roots. It’s about duality and vulnerability, to be able to express oneself, specifically on the topic of fashion and emotion. I am intrigued by the transformative power of clothing, hair, and accessories, and how these elements can serve as a valuable tool for both self-expression and cultural affirmation. It’s a delicate balance, a dance between challenging stereotypes and as well as feeding into them. In embracing this split, I find myself romanticizing black culture as a celebration of its complexities and contradictions. Through this romanticized perspective, I aim to unveil its elegance and grace.

Cameren’s work has participated in multiple PCA&D ran exhibitions through his time here, “While I Breathe I Hope”, “Black Excellence”, and “Wonderstruck Unity” to name a few. He has also been in publications, print and web, such as PhotoVogue, CineF Mag, MOB Journal, Enzomnia, and more. Outside of school, Cameren is currently teaching a digital photography class at Tyler School of Art. He also works with “Vikrant Photography” in Philadelphia, PA who has been named top 4 fashion photographers in Philadelphia.

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