E2 / Kleinveld & Julien

MEMBER SINCE 2007 While working together on the Before During After project (Louisiana Photographer’s Respond to Hurricane Katrina), photographers Kleinveld & Julien decided to embark on a new body of work in response to the inequalities that were exposed during Hurricane Katrina. Kleinveld & Julien, both from New Orleans and working under the artist name (E2), aim to bring about a discussion on the consequences of stereotypes and how they can lead to prejudice and discrimination with their series For the Love of Empathy. In order to bring about this dialogue, E2 decided to take iconic images and remake them with a twist. Beginning with the Flemish Primitives and spanning almost 600 years of art history. Highlights of the series include works based on: van Eyck, Rafael, Velásquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Fragonard, David, and Manet. E2 has recently branched out to look at remaking work from the African Diaspora.

http://www.e2empathy.com