Taylor Chapman

Taylor Chapman (b. 1983) is an artist whose work explores distinctive communities and the circumstances that shape them. A sixth-generation Texan, Taylor was deeply influenced by Texas’s fierce sense of place and by his father, who taught him darkroom photography in a converted bathroom at the age of 16. After studying photography at Yale, Taylor spent years, while working as a teacher, documenting the places where he taught, including high-poverty regions of the American South and rural Japan.

His bodies of work include “Quanah”, exploring a dying Texas town where many American historical narratives collide; “People of the 21st Century,” a portrait of Japanese society via 500+ individuals from all walks of life, drawing inspiration from the work of August Sander; “On the Road,” chronicling Taylor’s 500-mile walk on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage; “Roundup,” which explores the world’s largest Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, with its 5,000 live snakes, beauty pageants, and gun shows; and “End of The Line,” documenting the 44 communities at the final stops of NYC’s subways.

Taylor’s photography has been exhibited in Japan and the United States; has won prizes at Yale and from the Summerlee Foundation; and has been featured in ArtNet, i-D Magazine, office Magazine, the Brooklyn Reader, Huck Magazine, and more.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Taylor Chapman

End of the Line

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 on show

“End of the Line” is a composite portrait of New York City through the lens of the 44 communities that lie at the last stops of NYC subway lines, from the Rockaways to the Bronx to Staten Island.

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