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Dawoud Bey

Untitled #22 (Farmhouse), 2017

Gelatin-silver print
20 × 24 in
50.8 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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Dawoud Bey (born in Queens, 1953) is a photographer and educator whose portraits of people, many …

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Dawoud Bey (born in Queens, 1953) is a photographer and educator whose portraits of people, many from marginalized communities, compel viewers to consider the reality of the subjects’ own social presence and histories. Through his expansive approach to photography—which includes deep engagement with his subjects and …

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The Artist and Stephen Daiter Gallery
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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Dawoud Bey (born in Queens, 1953) is a photographer and educator whose portraits of people, many …

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Dawoud Bey (born in Queens, 1953) is a photographer and educator whose portraits of people, many from marginalized communities, compel viewers to consider the reality of the subjects’ own social presence and histories. Through his expansive approach to photography—which includes deep engagement with his subjects and …

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The Artist and Stephen Daiter Gallery
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

Untitled #22 (Farmhouse), 2017

Gelatin-silver print
20 × 24 in
50.8 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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