Medium: Printmaking, photography

Artist Renee Cox has spent much of her career as an activist for womens' rights and the destruction of longstanding gender-based stereotypes. She has been a model in many of her works, controversially baring her body and image in narratives aiming to correct cultural information and fight racism. Her 1998 piece Liberation of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben turns her figures into superheroes and includes a key racism-fighting character in her work, Raje, who changes the historically determined roles of the figures.