26 July 2012

Showing Dawoud Bey

“A Man in a Bowler Hat” (1976).
Photograph © Dawoud Bey/Art Institute of Chicago.

Today The New York Times reviews two shows, one current, one recently past, in Chicago of work by Dawoud Bey. The work ranges from early street portraits of denizens of Harlem like the one above to posed pairings like the one below of strangers who live in the same communities.

"Kali and Geshi" (2010). Photograph © Dawoud Bey.

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