Lack of diversity is amongst one of the most deep-rooted – and oldest – problems in the film industry. While ethnic minorities constitute nearly half of the US population, only 13.9% of leading roles have been played by POC actors.
Typecast is a satirical portrait series addressing typecasting practices in the entertainment industry. We made stereotypical portraits of POC actors embodying the roles that they often get typecast in and made alternative portraits of them in their ideal roles. Through this project, we hope to challenge negative stereotypes of ethnic minorities and reimagine POC actors in nuanced protagonist roles.