Michelle V. Agins
Michelle V. Agins
Rahim Fortune
Kennedi Carter
Texas Isaiah

Featuring: Michelle V. Agins, Miranda Barnes, Erik Carter, Kennedi Carter, Ike Edeani, Rahim Fortune, Texas Isaiah, Nitashia Johnson, Brad Ogbonna, Dana Scruggs, Gioncarlo Valentine, Andre D. Wagner, Jim Wilson

In early June, The New York Times asked more than two dozen Black photographers to create self-portraits, whatever that phrase means to them. The collection of those photos presents an intimate perspective from artists who are motivated by their own reality. These images are both meditations on identity and serve as a visual response to the unthinkable experiences of the past year.

Read more about this exhibition at New York Times.


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Sources of Self-Regard: Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America

 archive : 2020

Featuring: Various Artists

Curated by: Jolie Ruben Sandra Stevenson Amanda Webster

Presented by: The New York Times
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View Location Details Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street

New Dock Street and Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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How can a photographer make a self-portrait without photographing themselves?

What are some choices photographers make in directing their self portrait? (setting, objects, color vs. b&w, framing). How does that impact the image, and your understanding of them.

Select a portrait that is most compelling for you. Why does it stand out to you, and what do you think the photographer is trying to convey?

BONUS: Make your own self-portrait and artist statement inspired by one (or a few) of the self-portraits in this project.

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Oct 22020

An Evening with The New York Times

New York Times photographers and editors will share highlights from their coverage of some of the year’s most visually compelling stories. Some of the photographers and editors who created Sources of Self-Regard: Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America will discuss their work.

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