SCI-FI // STUDY ABROAD series     

Within the top 100 sci-fi films: only 8 had a protagonist of color -- 6 of 8 were Will Smith. Within the 3 classes during my semester abroad: there were a total of 8 students of color --3 of 8 were me. (basically there’s no people of color in sci-fi films and study abroad programs worldwide)

The lack of diversity within study abroad classrooms and sci-fi genre films should not be taken lightly, since it reflects America’s reluctance to acknowledge and imagine diversity.

To promote proper representation, I casted a diverse group of models to created a 6-part photo series.
Each of the 6 characters compare a traditional sci-fi trope to a first-hand study abroad issue (TITLE: sci-fi trope //study abroad trope). These images allow us to recognize this problem and reshape our futures: the fictional (yet impactful) future of sci-fi and the realistic future of international, American education.

Styling ········· Diana Eusebio
Photography ····· Diana Eusebio
Created ········· 2.14.19
Model ··········· Grace Kwon
© Diana Eusebio