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The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

December 17, 2021 – April 17, 2022

Updated Nov 22, 2021

The 15 young, international, and emerging Black photographers in this exhibition blur traditional lines between art and fashion and where each is displayed. See over 100 vibrant portraits, conceptual images and gorgeous fashion editorial photographs curated from traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, museums, and individual social media channels.  

Although the work of this New Black Vanguard now appears on the covers of mainstream fashion magazines, these artists started out by taking informal pictures of their friends, family members, unknown black models, strangers cast from the street and social media. The images expand the roles of the black body and black lives as subject matter; collectively, they celebrate black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture. 

The exhibition is curated by writer and critic Antwaun Sargent

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The 15 young, international, and emerging Black photographers in this exhibition blur traditional lines between art and fashion and where each is displayed. See over 100 vibrant portraits, conceptual images and gorgeous fashion editorial photographs curated from traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, museums, and individual social media channels.  

Although the work of this New Black Vanguard now appears on the covers of mainstream fashion magazines, these artists started out by taking informal pictures of their friends, family members, unknown black models, strangers cast from the street and social media. The images expand the roles of the black body and black lives as subject matter; collectively, they celebrate black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture. 

The exhibition is curated by writer and critic Antwaun Sargent

Images

Arielle Bobb-Willis, Union City, New Jersey, 2018

Arielle Bobb-Willis, Union City, New Jersey, 2018

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Awol Erizku, Untitled Still Life, 2017

Awol Erizku, Untitled Still Life, 2017

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Campbell Addy, Untitled, New York, 2018

Campbell Addy, Untitled, New York, 2018

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Dana Scruggs, Nyadhour, Elevated, Death Valley, California, 2018

Dana Scruggs, Nyadhour, Elevated, Death Valley, California, 2018

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Jamal Nxedlana, Johannesburg, 2019

Jamal Nxedlana, Johannesburg, 2019

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Micaiah Carter, Adeline in Barrettes, 2018

Micaiah Carter, Adeline in Barrettes, 2018

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Nadine Ijewere, Joy as an Act of Resistance, 2018

Nadine Ijewere, Joy as an Act of Resistance, 2018

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Renell Medrano, 1984, Harlem, New York, 2018

Renell Medrano, 1984, Harlem, New York, 2018

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Ruth Ossai, London, 2017

Ruth Ossai, London, 2017

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Adrienne Raquel, Gold Finger, New York, 2019

Adrienne Raquel, Gold Finger, New York, 2019

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Quil Lemons, New York, 2017

Quil Lemons, New York, 2017

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Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Hijab Couture), New York, 2019

Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Hijab Couture), New York, 2019

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Stephen Tayo, Lagos, Nigeria, 2019

Stephen Tayo, Lagos, Nigeria, 2019

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Daniel Obasi, Moments of Youth, Lagos, Nigeria, 2019

Daniel Obasi, Moments of Youth, Lagos, Nigeria, 2019

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Namsa Leuba, Untitled I, Johannesburg, 2015

Namsa Leuba, Untitled I, Johannesburg, 2015

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