About Antoinette Brock

Antoinette is an emerging visual artist who uses mixed media (video + photography) to document the themes of character and cultural identity through the stories of the marginalized communities of the world.   Antoinette has spent the last 12 years traveling with the intention of visiting people and places she knows most would simply overlook, to get to the beauty of these untold stories and inspire others to go where they never thought they’d end up. Her unwavering journey to uncovering the best parts of society always lead her to the 'crust,' a metaphor she uses to describe the marginalized people of society, as those who get pushed to the side, forgotten about or thrown away, when their culture is the best part.  Her on going documentary series The Name Project was exhibited May 2016 in the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center's Crosslines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality.  As an artist-in-residence at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Antoinette examined the identity of black women living in Tokyo Japan in a portrait series titled OUR SELVES: Portraits on Identity. Don.t Throw Away the Crust is a brand dedicated to documenting the compelling stories of the marginalized peoples of the world though editorial, documentary photography and video.