The Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) announced today the grand opening of the Eno Arts Mill on Friday, October 1, from 6-9PM. The event will feature the work of Eno Arts Mill studio artist Kennedi Carter, music by XOXOK, and the opportunity to visit the working studios of the Mill’s additional studio artists.
Kennedi Carter is a Durham native whose subjects include Beyoncé, Simone Biles, and Erykah Badu. Her striking photography primarily focuses on Black subjects, highlighting the Black experience: skin, texture, trauma, peace, love and community, and aims to “reinvent notions of creativity and confidence in the realm of Blackness.” In December 2020, she became the youngest cover photographer in the history of British Vogue, capturing Beyoncé for the cover shoot. Other clients include GQ, Essence, The New York Times, and TIME. The British Journal of Photography included Carter in their “2020 Ones to Watch” and in May, the New York Times named her as one of four “Next Great Image Makers.”