Endia Beal | Am I What You're Looking For?

Country of origin: United States
Project location: United States
Program: Magnum Foundation Fund
Year: 2016

“Am I What You’re Looking For?” focuses on young women of color who are transitioning from the academic world to the corporate setting, capturing their struggles and uncertainties on how to best present themselves in the professional workspace.

As the young women pose in front of an office backdrop in their homes, they recall conversations during interviews. The women explain how employers would tell them that their natural hair was unprofessional or their name was too difficult to pronounce, suggesting they alter themselves for the job.

This project provides an in-depth investigation into the experiences and fears of being a woman of color in corporate America.