With images ranging from Harlem in the 1970s and 2000s, to photographs that commemorate the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, this volume offers a forty-year career retrospective of the MacArthur “Genius Grant” award-winning photographer Dawoud Bey. An introduction by scholar and curator Sarah Lewis, and essays by noted art historians, scholars, and educators—including Hilton Als, Maurice Berger, Jacqueline Terrassa, David Travis, Leigh Raiford, and Deborah Willis—examines Bey’s evolving practice. An illustrated Chronology documents Bey’s diverse New York art community in the 1970s and 80s and places his work in the context of that community.
Presented in partnership with the University of Texas Press and the Museum of Contemporary Art Store.
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