Reimagining Her Corporate Image

Reimagining Her Corporate Image
Photographer Endia Beal has been awarded a Magnum Foundation emergency fund grant to complete her latest project. The Magnum Foundation is known for funding the telling of underrepresented stories, and Beal's "Am I What You're Looking For?" does this in a series of photographs portraying  African American women making the transition from college to corporate careers. The grant begins in May 2016, and Beal plans to finish the work by October. Beal is associate professor of art at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina and director of that HBCU's Diggs Gallery.  The Job Interview Several of Beal's students had spoken with her about their experiences interviewing for corporate jobs.  They told Beal about interviewers asking questions they probably would not ask a white or Asian.  Students had been quizzed regarding hair styles and peculiar names. After …