Class Pictures: New Exhibition at Aperture Gallery
Dawoud Bey is a photography professor at Columbia College in Chicago, who for the past fifteen years has created striking color photographs of High School students from across the United States. He will be opening his new exhibition at Aperture Gallery, titled "Class Pictures," with a book to be released under the same name. The students in Bey's photographs come from all social and economic walks of life, and each image is accompanied by their stories, thoughts, and musings.
"By turns poignant, funny, or harrowing, these revealing words often contradict our assumptions about youth in America. Bey’s unusually respectful and perceptive portraits transcend teenage stereotypes and establish him as one of the best portraitists at work today."
This exhibition was previously presented at Addison Gallery of AMerican Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in Fall 2007. Bey is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. Exhibition is on view at Aperture Gallery, New York, from January 11 to February 28, 2008.
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