In the Summer of 2020 Microsoft tasked us with creating a digital experience for their DEIB content. Companies world-wide were wrestling with how to appropriately address this subject in a time of such turmoil and upheaval. We knew no matter what we did we couldn't get it 100% right—and that's kinda the point. Understanding, addressing DEIB and racial and social inequality is a work in progress. Although you first attempt may be off-base as long as you are open to learning and understanding your own biases we can grow together.
We wanted to represent that the environments we live and work in, whether we see it or not, are a work in progress. To show this we shot all of our models individually (due to pandemic restrictions) and then placed them into a sketched room showing that people are central to making a fully equitable environment for all.