Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dawoud Bey at Emory University

Dawoud Bey is one of my favorite photographers. He is also my cousin but the reason I like his work is that it is always so timely and insightful. His work is very much connected to his own personal ideas and vision. Then there is also the spiritual quality.  He has a new exhibit, The Emory Project at Emory University.

Here is how he describes this project, "The idea here was to bring together members of the Emory community who do not necessarily interact with each other in the course of a day and have them sit together to be pictured. They also wrote self reflective texts. This project was very well integrated into the University community through its five year Transforming Community Project."

To see more of his work check out his book, Dawoud Bey:Class Pictures.  This is a collection of portraits of young people and their aspiration.


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