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Up Against the Wall

  • Prize
    Bronze in Advertising/Fashion
  • Photographer
    Apeksha Agarwal
  • Studio
    Apeksha Photography Llc

Apeksha Agarwal's photograph of Karina Bik is an extended metaphor common to the Millennial and GenZ at work: Up against the wall, ill suited to being slotted into a corner and fitted into black and white. The hustle is an asymmetrical battle. She contorts, she makes her own the mantle of ugly thrust upon her, and she emerges! Defiant, engaged in the act of becoming, as though becoming were a blind contour of being.