Lena Henke by Daniel Dorsa for Artsy.
Amy Sherald by Daniel Dorsa for Artsy.
Naama Tsabar by Daniel Dorsa for Artsy.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Diana Nawi is currently an associate curator at PAMM. Ms. Nawi was formerly an associate curator at PAMM.
Portraits photographed in New York City at Milk Studios. Header image: Portrait of Amy Sherald by Daniel Dorsa for Artsy. Produced with support from Sister Productions.
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