Art reveals the emotional core that defines and binds together our humanity. It is this that drives me as a photographer.
Portrait of Rena Butler
Born and raised in South Chicago, Rena grew up in a family, as she described it to me,“with high expectations for their children, and with a strong affinity for art and culture”. That led her to study theatre and dance at the Chicago Academy of the Arts in High School, before enrolling for her BFA at SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Dance, which is where she met and was ultimately hired by Kyle Abraham.