Dawoud Bey: Forty Years in Harlem acts as a small-scale retrospective and meditative moment within the photographer's prolific career. First exhibited in 1979, Harlem U.S.A documents the historic neighborhood's citizens in black and white, showcasing the vitality of its people. In Harlem Redux (2014-17), the artist makes place the subject of his photographs. Shot in color, the works convey a palpable shift in Harlem's present-day social landscape, as people are replaced by images of dilapidated storefronts and high-rise buildings. Both series, displayed side by side, invite audiences to consider how their differences in size, color, and subject weave a meaningful commentary about Harlem's past, present, and future.
Saturday, December 8 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Jester Center (JES), Christian-Green Gallery, Jester A232A
201 21ST ST E, Austin, Texas 78705