Annalyse Varlow

Two or More is a series that was inspired by my personal experiences. Being biracial I struggled a lot with my identity. I felt like at times I was forced to pick a side/ethnicity I resemble the most rather than embrace all aspects of myself. I have been asked to prove myself so that others can believe that I am who I say I am. This series was a way to get control back and bring these issues to light. It combines studio portraits with audio taken from interviews conducted by my peers who are also mixed. This process was extremely collaborative and my peers had total control of how they wanted to be represented including their outfit, hair, and poses. Each person chose two colors that they felt best represented them.