– The American actress, producer and writer, Lena Waithe, will join Getty Images’ panel discussion ‘Seeing is Believing: The Power of Re-picturing Stereotypes’
– The panel will explore the power of imagery to drive change and elevate diversity in visual communications
– Waithe is best known for her role as Denise in the Aziz Ansari Netflix series ‘Master of None’
Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has today announced that Lena Waithe will be joining as a guest speaker on its panel Seeing is Believing: The Power of Re-picturing Stereotypes at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Waithe is one of Hollywood’s most promising up-and-coming talents, who continues to grow her body of work with diversity, charisma and comedy. A creative powerhouse with a new Showtime drama ‘The Chi’, among others in development, the producer, writer and actress is best known to many for her role as Denise on the Aziz Ansari Netflix series Master of None. She also co-wrote the recent ‘Thanksgiving’ episode in which Denise comes out to her family – largely based on Waithe’s personal experiences – which was received to critical acclaim.
The panel discussion is part of Getty Images’ ongoing commitment to drive change in promoting a more diverse, inclusive and representative visual language. The panel will explore why imagery is so important when it comes to reframing concepts of gender, race, mental illness, LGBTQ and religion – altering perceptions, evoking empathy and helping brands engage with a broader audience.
“We are thrilled to have Lena joining us on the panel. She is a creative force both in front of and behind the camera, who connects with global audiences thanks to her ability to share her unique perspective and exceptional talent with equal parts heart and wit. She will add great depth, and of course humour, to the discussion, while challenging the audience and other panellists to think outside of conventional norms and make space for storytellers to represent themselves,” said Pam Grossman, Director Visual Trends at Getty Images.
Waithe will join the following prestigious line-up of speakers on Thursday 22nd June at 16:00 in the Lumière Theatre:
- Piera Gelardi, Co-founder and Executive Creative Director at Refinery 29
- Campbell Addy, celebrated photographer and founder of Niijournal & Nii Agency
- Braden Summers, artist and photographer known for his ‘All love is equal’ project
The panel will be moderated by Pam Grossman, Director of Visual Trends at Getty Images.