Photographer Deana Lawson
’s first fashion project is an ambitious one: shooting Rihanna for the cover
of Garage Magazin
e’s 15th issue titled, “The Human Future.” Lawson, whose work explores representations of blackness and collective memory, gained widespread prominence after she appeared in the 2017 Whitney Biennial
“Rihanna is perhaps our most human of pop idols—unguarded, miraculously vital, perfect in her imperfections—making her the consummate subject for Deana,” Mark Guiducci, Garage Magazine’s editor in chief, said in a statement.