April 5, 2021
HEROES: Ruth E. Carter
Kwaku Alston photographs award winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter for the V Magazine HEROES feature, celebrating her career in bringing feature films such as Black Panther and Selma to life with her iconic designs.
“There was a system in place that was preventing us from being seen,” she says, reflecting on her career. “And this was my opportunity to say no more. I am opening this door, and I am opening it wide. I’m going to let as many Black creatives in as I can.”