Google Pixel and SN37 launch the fourth season of Creator Labs

Returning this year with another instalment of the Creator Labs program, Google Pixel and SN37 ask nine creatives to make new work around the theme of “progress”.

Date
25 June 2021
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2 minute read

Google Pixel has teamed up with SN37 to release the fourth season of Creator Labs, a “visual arts incubator that supports rising talents in the creation of new work about important cultural narratives”. The program helps to facilitate projects by emerging photographers and filmmakers on a range of social issues and causes. Over the course of a year, the selected artists use the Google Pixel technology to help bring their ideas to life, making bodies of work on subjects close to their hearts that they can then share with the world.

For the fourth instalment of Creator Labs, a group of young creatives including MaryV Benoit, Andrew Thomas Huang, Anthony Prince Leslie, and Kennedi Carter were invited to explore the idea of ‘progress’, showing what it means to them and the rest of the world right now through photography and videography. Some of the selected artists have also engaged with the subject of ‘heritage’ and personal community using self-portraiture and documentation of friends and family. Each artist has offered up their own interpretation of the theme, communicating their thoughts through their chosen medium.

Highlights from the contributions include Kennedi Carter’s project Softest Place on Earth, which looks at queer love in the Black community and how Black couples often “cling to one another” in the search for solace and a safe space; MaryV’s photography series on mother-daughter relationships and the passing down of culture and traditions; and Natalia Mantini’s project Healing Toward Progress, which explores the importance of self-care and how a strong relationship with nature can both help to heal us, and help us to heal the environment.

You can find out more about these projects and view work from other contributors on the Pixel Instagram page.

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Jane Canedo: We Live Above & Below Danger (Copyright © June Canedo, 2021)

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Anthony Thomas Huang: Ancestors (Copyright © Anthony Thomas Huang, 2021)

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Kennedi Carter: Softest Place on Earth (Copyright © Kennedi Carter, 2021)

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Anthony Prince Leslie: We Are One (Copyright © Anthony Prince Leslie, 2021)

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Daniel Milroy Maher

Daniel joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in February 2019 and continues to work with us on a freelance basis. He graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Journalism in 2015. He is also co-founder and editor of SWIM, an annual art and photography publication.

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