Elia Alba’s The Supper Club photographic portrait series depicts U.S. – based artists of colour. Alongside the portraits are excerpts from dinner conversations addressing issues that relate to race and visual culture on themes including sanctuary, policin g, post – black identity and intersectional identities connecting gender, race and privilege.
Elia Alba’s The Supper Club focuses on racial politics and visual culture. Curated by Sara Reisman for The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The Supper Club is c omprised of socially – engaged dinners and portraits of artist participants. She began photographing artists of color like LaToya Ruby Frazier and Mickalene Thomas in 2012.
To give voice to her community Alba hosted dinners, 25 so far, with themes like Balt imore, Race and Identity (in honor of Freddy Gray) and Racial Subjugation in Latin America. Inspired by Vanity Fair’s “Hollywood Issue,” Alba’s portraits capture each artist’s unique voice, transforming them into iconic images.