Chloe Gbai

Chloe Gbai is a senior at Gallatin studying representation and the documentary arts. She is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar, and has a side interest in all things Latin American, having travelled in the region and spent a semester and summer studying abroad in Argentina and Cuba, respectively. Aside from the Gallatin Arts Festival, she is working on her thesis film, a short documentary about renowned artist Romare Bearden, which is set to be shown in the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase in May 2016 as a part of the NYU graduate program in Culture and Media. She is a New York native and a lover of sweet tea.

Whistle. Kiss. Call.

allowed me to use the power of my camera to work against the negative power dynamics that I felt when being catcalled on the streets while living and studying in Havana, Cuba, in the summer of 2015. Each portrait was taken immediately after I was catcalled, usually without the subject’s consent or any warning. Along with the photo is the phrase that they called out to me. The piece speaks to issues surrounding tourism, gender, and race, among other things.