Editorial: Unapologetic By: Anthon Smith
Anthon’s photographs transport us into bold, intimate, solitary moments: captured metaphors - like remembering a dream. Their new series “unapologetic” (with Linlin Huang) depicts authenticity and empowerment in abandoned space, repurposed and reclaimed. We are enculturated into conforming to imposed social constructs. We know ourselves to be something else. We are becoming. Unapologetically.
To demonstrate the identities we choose and reshape from these broken historical constructs, a figure stands emboldened and vulnerable. Abandoned space speaks volumes to the parts of us that we redefine. Our identities evolve, and “unapologetic,” captures the beauty and nostalgia of deconstruction and self-determination.