Series of black and white portraits from DPI Student Ashley Pena commissioned by Apple
Celebrating Black History Month
DPI Student Ashley Pena's work is part of Apple’s HomeTown series, which celebrates Black History Month by asking photographers to capture their hometown, shot on iPhone 12 Pro. You can see the whole series, which reflects the many faceted nature of the Black experience in the USA, on Apple’s Instagram for the rest of February, and on billboards across the country from March. Check out some of i-D’s favourites below.
“I want these images to tell a story about love and how a certain person can feel like home to you,” says Pena, in an interview with i-D. “One could become so comfortable with another person that they start to feel like home, a familiar and safe space. I feel like that is a reflection of New York City and all of the people here who have found their little “home” in such a highly-populated area.”