Photo courtesy of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Photographer Dawoud Bey portrays communities and histories that have been underrepresented or even unseen. From portraits in Harlem to nocturnal landscapes, classic street photography to large-scale studio portraits, his images combine an ethical imperative with an unparalleled mastery of his medium.

"Dawoud Bey: An American Project" spans the breadth of Bey’s career through nearly 90 works, from the 1970s to the present. The influential photographer’s first major retrospective in 25 years ranges from his earliest street portraits in Harlem (1975-78) to his most recent historical explorations: the Underground Railroad (2017) and Louisiana plantations (2020).

Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until May 30.

Photographer Dawoud Bey portrays communities and histories that have been underrepresented or even unseen. From portraits in Harlem to nocturnal landscapes, classic street photography to large-scale studio portraits, his images combine an ethical imperative with an unparalleled mastery of his medium.

"Dawoud Bey: An American Project" spans the breadth of Bey’s career through nearly 90 works, from the 1970s to the present. The influential photographer’s first major retrospective in 25 years ranges from his earliest street portraits in Harlem (1975-78) to his most recent historical explorations: the Underground Railroad (2017) and Louisiana plantations (2020).

Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until May 30.

Photographer Dawoud Bey portrays communities and histories that have been underrepresented or even unseen. From portraits in Harlem to nocturnal landscapes, classic street photography to large-scale studio portraits, his images combine an ethical imperative with an unparalleled mastery of his medium.

"Dawoud Bey: An American Project" spans the breadth of Bey’s career through nearly 90 works, from the 1970s to the present. The influential photographer’s first major retrospective in 25 years ranges from his earliest street portraits in Harlem (1975-78) to his most recent historical explorations: the Underground Railroad (2017) and Louisiana plantations (2020).

Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until May 30.

WHEN

WHERE

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/dawoud-bey-an-american-project

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