Hands by Consuelo Kanaga (1930)
The year 2013 is now just a memory and while most of it for me was occupied with finishing up my final thesis show for the ICP-Bard MFA program, I did find some time to post on the blog. For those of you who missed these posts last year, here’s a roundup of the 2013 year in photography via some of my favorite posts on Dodge & Burn.
- After seeing his solo show last year I did this interview with multidisciplinary artist Rico Gatson in an attempt to learn more about his selective use of photography.
- Interview with photographer Thierry Casias, a fellow ICP alum who shared his quiet meditations on manhood in his photographic series Quiet Men.
- These images by Olivia McGilchrist stood out in a group show of contemporary Caribbean art at New Jersey’s BrutEdge Gallery.
- In the blog’s first-ever post on performance art, I took extensive notes during the Radical Presence panel at NYU where several black artists discussed how they’ve used photography in their performances.
- If you like fashion photography that fuses cultures, check out this interview with photographer Namsa Leuba.
- Black girls eating hair? You have to see the images in this interview with photographer Nakeya Brown.
- You know about the Black Panthers but what about the Young Lords Party?
- Deciding on an MFA degree? Check out this interview with photographer Jonathan Michael Hicks for his perspective.
- Unfortunately I only discovered the work of photographer Willie Middlebrook after his passing. I would’ve loved to have interviewed him.
- Known for her portraits of African Americans, I wrote about the work of Consuelo Kanaga whose prints are held in the ICP Collection.
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