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US Actress joins Getty Images for Cannes Lions panel discussion

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Getty Images has announced that Lena Waithe will be joining as a guest speaker on its panel Seeing is Believing: The Power of Re-picturing Stereotypes at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

The panel discussion is part of Getty Images’ ongoing commitment to drive change in promoting a more diverse, inclusive and representative visual language. The panel will explore why imagery is so important when it comes to reframing concepts of gender, race, mental illness, LGBTQ and religion – altering perceptions, evoking empathy and helping brands engage with a broader audience.

Waithe is one of Hollywood’s most promising up-and-coming talents, who continues to grow her body of work with diversity, charisma and comedy. A creative powerhouse with a new Showtime drama ‘The Chi’, among others in development, the producer, writer and actress is best known to many for her role as Denise on the Aziz Ansari Netflix series Master of None. She also co-wrote the recent ‘Thanksgiving’ episode in which Denise comes out to her family – largely based on Waithe’s personal experiences – which was received to critical acclaim.

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