Please join the Sloate Media Center following our screening of Queen & Slim for a conversation and Q&A with Barnard Alum Lelanie Foster ‘09 in which we discuss her career as a portrait photographer, the mentors she met along the way, and how the opportunity to craft behind-the-scenes visuals for the film Queen & Slim became a turning point in her career.
Lelanie Foster is a photographer from The Bronx, NY, whose work is centered in honoring the strength and beauty of black and brown people while encompassing themes of identity, sisterhood, beauty, and community. She recently received great acclaim for capturing the first official portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. For the movie Queen & Slim, Lelanie was handpicked to visually interpret the film through her photography. The resulting visuals serve as a celebratory tribute to Black life and culture. Lelanie’s projects stretch across the commercial, fashion, documentary, and fine art worlds and include commissions and publications by Nike, The New York Times, Universal Pictures, Hulu, BET, W Magazine and Interview Magazine amongst others.