Kendall Campus sophomores Christian Carmelino and Sabrina Mendoza were published in the winter 2017 issue of Diversity and Democracy, a publication of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Their submission consisted of an art project about gender roles in society. The duo’s photography dealt with the household concepts regarding traditional husband and wife relationships, and tensions that may occur when dealing with problems in economic and social status.
“[The piece] explores gender and culture in general and was based on film stills of Cindy Sherman who incorporated gender identities in her work,” Carmelino said. “When I was told that our art could be published, it was just exciting, and when it did happen we couldn’t believe it because it was like one step closer to becoming an artist.”
According to Kendall Campus humanities professor John Frazier, who recommended the students for the publication, Diversity and Democracy aims for a shared learning environment where educators can plan to use diversity to their advantage creating a multicultural democracy.