From the series, “What is Photography?” at B&H Explora:
The photographs I have seen are all part of me. My entire life, I have been absorbing media, which has greatly affected the person I am now and my understanding of life itself. Photography is a powerful visual language, and like the written word, it can be poetic and holds the possibility to restructure knowledge. By presenting my partner within the lineage of great beauties and populating the media with our images, we are using this language of photography to reclaim our voice within that landscape.
— Lissa Rivera, photographer, with model and partner, BJ Lillis