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Dawoud Bey (born 1953) is an American photographer and educator known for his large-scale art photography and street photography portraits, including American adolescents in relation to their community, and other often marginalized subjects. In 2017, Bey was named a fellow and the recipient of a "Genius Grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He is a professor and Distinguished Artist at Columbia College Chicago.
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Born 25 November 1953 in Jamaica, New York, United States; B.A. from Empire State College, State University of New York (1990); M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art (1993); documented a collective portrait known as Harlem USA (1975-1979); began teaching photography at the Studio Museum in Harlem and at the Jamaica Arts Center in Queens (1976); mounted his first exhibition at Benin Gallery in Harlem (1976); professor of photography at Columbia College in Chicago since 1998; honors include a New York State Council on the Arts residency fellowship (1984), a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship (1991); exhibitions at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University.
American, African American
Artist, Educator, Portraitist, Photographer
Dawoud Bey, David Edward Smikle
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