Alanna

alanna airitam

(New York, b. 1971)

Creates portraits which challenge stagnant and negative narratives about people of color. Via photography, Airitam offers a remarkable look into a reality not based upon limiting constraints of the narrow media bias, but instead, highlights the necessity and beauty of diversity in culture. 

Airitam was recently featured at San Diego Art Institute's exhibition "ABOUT-FACE." She is also the subject of “Haarlem to Harlem” a short film focused on her portrait series, The Golden Age. Her work delves into issues of representation of people of color, stereotypes, and questioning the validity of racial traditions.

She currently lives and works out of San Diego.

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Current Aesthetic Queries

 Saint Sugar Hill © Alanna Airitam

Saint Sugar Hill © Alanna Airitam


 Saint Monroe © Alanna Airitam

Saint Monroe © Alanna Airitam

 Dapper Dan © Alanna Airitam

Dapper Dan © Alanna Airitam


 Saint Abyssinian © Alanna Airitam

Saint Abyssinian © Alanna Airitam

 The Queen© Alanna Airitam

The Queen© Alanna Airitam

 Saint Lenox © Alanna Airitam

Saint Lenox © Alanna Airitam