"By using subjects who come from underserved communities, creating a global conversation around who has power, who deserves to be seen in the great museums throughout the world, I don’t think I’m throwing any systems," he says.
"I think I’m simply pointing to moments of beauty, moments I definitely recognise as being worthy of being celebrated. I think in those small moments, that’s where art works at its best.
"It’s not about creating grand sweeping political narratives, it’s about finding quiet moments of beauty in the world, and for me, those moments happen to look like me."
He describes his work in striking terms: “My style is in the 21st Century. If you look at the process it goes from photography, through photoshop where certain features are heightened, elements of the photo are diminished.”