Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
66 Fifth Ave
Parsons School of Design

(under)REPRESENT(ed) is an exhibition that features Parsons alumni of color whose creative practices explore the lived experience of race and aim to dismantle systems of racism.

Jeana Lindo, BFA Photography ’17

Jeana Lindo was born in Miami, Florida and spent most of her life between Pembroke Pines, Florida, and Kingston, Jamaica. She is a multimedia artist who majored in Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her large family and travel experiences inform her work which is focused on cultural identity and social issues. Through her art, Jeana intends to expand ideas of contemporary Jamaican art and stories from the African diaspora.


Jeana Lindo, BFA Photography ’17
Digital prints

This body of work showcases textures and colors characteristic to the culture and island of Jamaica. “I took the picture on a sunny summer morning on the Lower East Side. The members of the young musical band, RAAA, were excited to explore the city with me to find interesting textures to pose against. When we came across this colorful gate, I decided that I wanted to shoot them in action. At the time most of them were under 21. I was very interested in conveying the freedom of their adolescence through my images, so I had them jump and spin in the air and jump over one another and this is one of the most successful group poses we did.”

How would you describe your day to day job and/or artistic practice?


Would you describe your career path as typical? Why or why not?

No, I think that I have pushed myself to do a lot more than my seniors have. I am not yet 25 years old and have published two books independently. Although I graduated from college, I would not describe my career as typical. I have a lot more to do, so reflecting on my career is premature at this point.

In what ways have your identities impacted your education and career paths?

I have specifically worked with women and black people because I have an understanding that they are usually willing to be more supportive of my work than other groups of people. The work I produce can only be related to my identity as a mixed race Jamaican woman because it is what I spend most of my time thinking about. I care about sharing the stories of my people, so I have ended up creating discussions around them.

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