April 1, 2013
BY GRACE ANEIZA ALI
Stephen Bennett’s portraits of indigenous girls draw attention to a sobering duality: their beauty and simultaneous invisibility. As indigenous peoples they are among the most impoverished of our world’s citizens; they are also among the world’s most invisible. What seems as a simple act by Bennett—to use the art of portraiture to reflect the faces of these girls—becomes a powerful gesture of activism to counter invisibility.