I am thrilled to share that two of my pieces (above and below)
I am thrilled to share that two of my pieces (above and below)
"Most prisons and jails across the United States do not allow prisoners to have access to cameras. At a moment when 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the US, 3.8 million people are on probation, and 870,000 former prisoners are on parole, how can images tell the story of mass incarceration when the imprisoned don’t have control over their own representation? How can photographs visualize a reality that disproportionately affects people of color, and, for many, remains outside of view?
This spring, Aperture magazine will release “Prison Nation,” addressing the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of this national crisis."
BITDBITN at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA
BITDBITN WINNER (Independent Book Prize) 2017 Lucie Photo Book Prize
BITDBITN Shortlisted for the 2017 Mack First Book Award
BITDBITN reviewed by Robin Titchener on Photobook Store Magazine
BITDBITN featured on Strange Fire Collective
BITDBITN Listed as one of the Best Books of 2016 by Melanie McWhorter on Photo-Eye-
BITDBITN is listed as a
TIME Selects BITDBITN as one of the Best Photobooks of 2016
BITDBITN Shortlisted for the Paris
Parting Words was recently featured in Musée Magazine - Issue No. 16 - Chaos
BITDBITN was recently featured
Thrilled to announce that advanced copies of BITDBITN will be at the New York Art Book Fair. Table O12 in the Focus Photography Room! See you there!
Public/Private/Portrait, Published by Mossless in collaboration w/ Charlotte Cotton / ICP
Telegraph Magazine: Barkhad Abdi Story, April 2016
The New Yorker: The Matter of Black Lives, March 2016
BITDBITN / Parting Words Press:
Artillery Magazine, 2016
Times Free Press, 2016
Bad At Sports, 2016
AI-AP DART, 2016
The Best of Slideluck Editorial, 2015
Arts+Culture TX, 2015
Deaf in Prison, 2015
The Houston Chronicle, 2015
PDN online, 2015
Paper City Magazine, 2015
Mass Appeal, 2015
Photograph Magazine, 2015
Huffington Post, 2014
BBC online, 2014
New York Magazine online and in print, 2014
Juxtapoz online, 2014
Happy to share my portrait of Barhad Abdi for Telegraph Magazine (April 9th Issue) and an article in Artillery Magazine (May/June Issue)
My portrait of Alicia Garza for The New Yorker recently came out. Check the March 14th issue to see it in person.
A few installation photos from Cress Gallery, Chattanooga, TN.
Installation photos from Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
Super excited to have recently photographed Ed Ruscha for Financial Times Weekend Magazine! What an amazing man!
BITDBITN was recently featured in Russian Esquire!
BITDBITN has been on
And a large installation of the work is currently up at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. More on that can be seen HERE
The project has also recently been featured on WIRED. You can read that article HERE
Super ecstatic to announce that I have been chosen as a 2015 recipient of the Peter S. Reed Foundation Award for my project #blackisthedayblackistheni
Elegant Violence featured on Huffington Post: Photographers Address The Pain And Glory Of Violent Sports
A few installation views from Black is the Day, Black is the Night on display at Houston Center for Photography until July 5th.
An installation view and a few details from my installation of Parting Words which was on display at Manifest Justice May 1-10.... in addition to a few hightlights, including the moment Tom Morello took some time with my work and when the show was officially recogntized by the US Congress.
My covershoot of Maddie Ziegler for Stella Magazine / The Sunday Telegraph. I had a wonderful time shooting this amazing young dancer. She is mature beyond her years and the most natural and comfortable person I have ever photographed. Love her in Sia's music videos.
An interview and write up on Aperture Portfolio Prize exhibition Black is the Day, Black is the Night was recently published on Mass Appeal. You can read the full interview HERE
In Position, an exhibition of photographs by Jona Frank and myself will be on view from January 24 to February 28, 2015 at De Soto Gallery in Venice, CA. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 24 from 6pm to 8pm. You can read the full pres release HERE
Installation and opening night views from Black is the Day, Black is the Night on display at Aperture Gallery until Jan 29th.
Recent online/in print publications:
Back Page feature in Photograph Magazine (print and online)
Aperture Portfolio Prize write up on Juxtapoz
Black is the Day, Black is the Night write up in Non Profit Quarterly
Black is the Day, Black is the Night write up in The Marshall Project
Black is the Day, Black is the Night write up in New York Magazine
Black is the Day, Black is the Night write up on Huffington Post
Black is the Day, Black is the Night featured in Lapham's Quarterly
Black is the Day, Black is the Night featured in BBC article
Black is the Day, Black is the Night featured on Juxtapoz
Black is the Day, Black is the Night featured on Lenscratch
Danseur write up on FeatureShoot
Danseur write up on Huffington Post
Whilst I Am Drawing Breath (6 page spread) published in Photographer's Sketchbook by Thames and Hudson
and last but not least
Happy to say that Nine Years Out of a Death Row Sentence, 2010 is selling quickly. For now it is still available through Aperture's limited edition print sale. More info on how to purchase the print or about the project can be found HERE.
The image will be on display at Aperture's booth at both Paris Photo (booth EE8) and Art Basel.
I am soon heading to Chicago for a printing residency at Latitude! Super excited to finally spend some time in Chicago and get my Aperture exhibition printed!
Nine Years Out of a Death Row Sentence, 2010 is now available through Aperture's limited edition print sale. More info on how to purchase the print or about the project can be found HERE.
The image has recently been on display at both PULSE, NYC and PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburg, PA.
"This year, Aperture’s editorial and limited-edition print staff—twelve staff members and eleven work scholars in all—reviewed close to one thousand Portfolio Prize entries. Our challenge was to select one top prize and four runners-up
Pete Brook spoke at SFMoMA on March 16th as part of the symposium, Bearing Witness. Sweet thing about that is he spoke about my project Black is the Day, Black is the Night (as well as spoke about many other great photographers)... to a very large audience. You can check out his talk.. as well as others (Susan Meiselas, Zoe Strauss, Margaret Olin, Doug Rickard, Kathy Ryan, Benjamin Lowy, and Mike Krieger) by clicking HERE.
This installation is going to look fantastic! I hope you can make it!
CAST, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
MARCH 13TH-MAY 17TH
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MARCH 13TH,
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is pleased to announce Cast, a group exhibition featuring the work of Dru Donovan, Amy Elkins, Tarrah Krajnak, Laurel Nakadate and Pinar Yolacan. Using the human body and variations of historic and commercial conventions of portraiture, these artists challenge the conceptual constraints of how a portrait functions while addressing issues regarding authorship and control, as well as our stereotypes and perceived senses of beauty.
I am thrilled to have recently found out that I am a Aperture Portfolio Prize finalist!
Download the Daylight Digital App to your ipad and spend some time with my multi-media feature Black is the Day, Black is the Night. Text by Pete Brook, Reading by Rafael Ramirez
I am honored to be selected in APERTURE'S INSTAGRAM SILENT AUCTION- curated by Kathy Ryan, director of photography, New York Times Magazine. You can find more information about the auction HERE.