Ruven Afanador


archival pigment print
24 x 20 inches

In this photo, fashion designer and philanthropist Donna Karan sits facing photographer Ruven Afanador, wrapped in a richly textured material that obscures everything but her face with “Not One More” written across her forehead. Her intense gaze and Afanador’s dramatic composition emphasize the slogan’s urgency. The phrase was a rallying cry by Richard Martinez, father of 20-year-old Christopher Michaels-Martinez who was shot and killed at UC Santa Barbara, and has been adopted by the organization Everytown for Gun Safety to promote reforms that aim to prevent gun violence in America. Colombian-born Afanador is an internationally renowned New York fashion and portrait photographer, and his powerful images have been featured in publications and gallery exhibitions across the globe.