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DISRUPT the Fowler: Denisse Ariana Pérez

October 10, 2020 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Denisse is a DISRUPTOR in the field of photography. Her work, such as the Men in Water series, addresses the fluidity of the masculine identity. Denisse identifies herself as a “people photographer” and provokes her viewers to dive deep and challenge the public consciousness. By depicting a vulnerable balance between her subjects and their environments, Denisse rewrites the narrative surrounding the idea of masculinity.

Denisse Ariana Pérez is a Caribbean-born, Copenhagen-based copywriter and photographer. Her photographic work gives “a face to culture,” highlighting the beauty of marginalized groups she feels inspired by and connected to, such as Afro and LGBTQI+ communities. Her photography has been featured in a variety of publications, including The Guardian, El Pais, VICE, Afropunk, Dazed, Ignant, Marie Claire, and Accent Magazine. Denisse currently works as a freelance Senior Creative and is represented by Probation Agency London as a photographer worldwide.


DISRUPT the Fowler: DISRUPT is a UCLA student design organization that aims to establish inclusive spaces and create opportunities for students of all backgrounds to engage in creative collaborations. The Fowler is honored to partner with DISRUPT to offer programs that break down barriers in the art world, and promote innovative ideation through inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

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