Donavon Smallwood

Donavon Smallwood is a self-trained photographer who uses the medium as a means of exploring humankind, imagination, and nature. A native New Yorker, Smallwood received his B.A. from Hunter College in 2016 and has gone on to photograph for numerous editorial clients including the Atlantic, the New Yorker, the New York Times and others. In 2021, he received the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the Daylight Photo Award. “Languor,” his first monograph, is set to be published by Trespasser in fall 2021.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Donavon Smallwood

The Atlantic’s Inheritance: A Project About American History, Black Life, And The Resilience Of Memory

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

The Atlantic’s Inheritance is an ongoing reporting project that endeavors to fill the blank pages of Black history: to piece together, through reporting and data, the crucial events and conversations that have been intentionally left out of America’s story.

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