The New York Times commissions Brinson+Banks to shoot portraits of Hollywood players for an in-depth feature on diversity issues in the entertainment industry

For the feature “What It’s Really Like to Work in Hollywood* (*If you’re not a straight white man.),” New York Times writer Melena Ryzik conducted candid interviews with 27 entertainment-industry figures. Brinson+Banks photographed 12 of these subjects, some at their homes and others in hotel rooms, for the piece. Read it here.

 

Brinson+Banks_America Ferrera

Actress America Ferrera in her home in Hollywood. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

Screenwriter, director and novelist John Ridley poses for a portrait at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California January 13, 2016. Photo by Brinson+Banks

Screenwriter, director, and novelist John Ridley at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times. Photo by Brinson+Banks

SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Julia Roberts' new film Secret In Their Eyes is due out this month. She poses for a portrait at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, November 5, 2015. ***(PLEASE NOTE BYLINE SHOULD READ Brinson+Banks)

Julia Roberts at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

Brinson+Banks_Ken Jeong

Ken Jeong is an American actor, comedian, and former physician and currently the lead in the ABC sitcom Dr. Ken, for which he is also creator, writer, and executive producer. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

Director Kimberly Peirce

Kimberly Peirce, director of Boys Don’t Cry and Stop-Loss. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

Producer Effie Brown poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills California February 16, 2016. Photo Credit: Brinson+Banks

Producer Effie Brown in Beverly Hills. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

Movie and TV director Karyn Kusama. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

Movie and TV director Karyn Kusama. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

Brinson+Banks_Mindy Kaling

American actress, comedian, and writer Mindy Kaling is the creator and star of the Fox and Hulu sitcom The Mindy Project, and also serves as executive producer and writer for the show. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

Actress, director and producer Eva Longoria poses for a portrait at the Lanham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California January 13, 2016. Photo by Brinson+Banks

Actress, director, and producer Eva Longoria at the Lanham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

Director Justin Lin poses for a portrait at 99 Pasadena in Pasadena, California January 14, 2016. Photo by Brinson+Banks

Director Justin Lin poses at 99 Pasadena in Pasadena. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

Brinson+Banks_Katie Dippold

Screenwriter Katie Dippold. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

Brinson+Banks_Wendell Pierce

Actor Wendell Edward Pierce is best known for his roles in HBO dramas, such as Detective Bunk Moreland in The Wire and trombonist Antoine Batiste in Treme, as well as Michael Davenport in Waiting to Exhale. Photo by Brinson+Banks for The New York Times.

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