Street Portraits (*signed / not signed*)

@ Bey, Dawoud


Presentation by Mack:

" From 1988 to 1991 Dawoud Bey made a series of portraits of African Americans in the streets of various American cities.

Using a large format tripod mounted camera and a unique positive/negative Polaroid film that created both an instant print and a reusable negative, he asked a cross section of the populations of these communities to pose for him, creating a space of self presentation and performance in the streets of the urban environment.

As part of every encounter, Bey gave each person a small black-and-white Polaroid print for themselves as a way of reciprocating and returning something to the people who had allowed him to make their portrait. Defying racial stereotypes, the resulting portraits reveal the Black subjects in all of their psychologically rich complexity, presenting themselves openly and intimately to the camera, the viewer, and the world. "

Essay by Greg Tate, en anglais uniquemenin English only.

We are offering signed and unsigned copies. The signature of the artist appears on a sticker appended on the last page of the book. The publisher applies a 5.00 € difference between the signed copies (50 €) and the unsigned ones (45 €).

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120 pages - Linen Hardcover

Mack (2021)

Format : 24 x 28.5 cm

*Signed / Not Signed*

New - Mint condition

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Bey, Dawoud

Dawoud Bey is an American photographer and educator. He is known in particular for his black & white street portraits of the American youth and young adults, sometimes  marginalized, in their daily environment. He has published several photobooks since 1995, and in particular more recently "Seeing Deeply" (University of Texas Press, 2018) and "Street Portraits (Mack, 2021). © Portrait by Mike Majewski taken from an article on artnet (in English)
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