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Dawoud Bey

Five Children, Syracuse, NY, 2005

Silver gelatin print
8 × 12 in
20.3 × 30.5 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Syracuse
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Dawoud Bey
American, b. 1953
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At the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 1969 exhibition "Harlem on My Mind," a Queens-raised 16-year-old with Harlem roots was inspired to become an artist. By 1979, Dawoud Bey, who also attributes photographers like Richard Avedon, Walker Evans, and Irving Penn as influences, had produced his first one-man show, "Harlem, USA," that documented diverse residents of the neighborhood in small black-and-white prints. Although different from his later large-scale, color work in the studio, these early prints showed Bey's sensitive approach and ability to communicate an unbridled presence in his subjects. In 2007, Bey created school portrait-style photographs of high school students across the country, followed a series depicting unacquainted members of the same community side-by-side, such as a Buddhist monk and a doctoral student, who he approached in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.

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About the work
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A standard white or black 1/4" thick frame is available for an additional $150.

Please …

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A standard white or black 1/4" thick frame is available for an additional $150.

Please specify "Add Frame: White" or "Add Frame: Black" under Special Instructions at check out.

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Signed by the artist.
Dawoud Bey
American, b. 1953
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At the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 1969 exhibition "Harlem on My Mind," a Queens-raised 16-year-old with Harlem roots was inspired to become an artist. By 1979, Dawoud Bey, who also attributes photographers like Richard Avedon, Walker Evans, and Irving Penn as influences, had produced his first one-man show, "Harlem, USA," that documented diverse residents of the neighborhood in small black-and-white prints. Although different from his later large-scale, color work in the studio, these early prints showed Bey's sensitive approach and ability to communicate an unbridled presence in his subjects. In 2007, Bey created school portrait-style photographs of high school students across the country, followed a series depicting unacquainted members of the same community side-by-side, such as a Buddhist monk and a doctoral student, who he approached in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.

Dawoud Bey

Five Children, Syracuse, NY, 2005

Silver gelatin print
8 × 12 in
20.3 × 30.5 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
location
Syracuse
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