Joy Mckinney on overstepping her boundaries (trailer)

Artist Joy Mckinney touches complete strangers on the streets of New York City – and captures people's reactions on camera.

From the Series

“Photography allows you to capture a beautiful moment that cannot be translated in any other medium,” says artist and photographer Joy Mckinney.

A graduate from Parsons The New School for Design, Mckinney’s photographic and video work explores social and cultural attitudes towards gender and race. At Design Indaba Conference 2014, Mckinney shared three projects she did during her years at Parsons: First Glance, The Guardian and Touch Me.

“These three projects are bodies of work that showcase my confusion in an unknown city as well as issues with my identity as a black woman,” she explains.  

This year for the first time, the Design Indaba Conference talks make their premiere on our app, conveniently packaged in one place and available for free download. To watch Joy Mckinney’s full conference talk download the app here or keep watching for updates.

Watch the Talk with Joy Mckinney