Dawoud Bey: An American Project traces the forty-five years of Bey’s career and his profound engagement with the young Black subject and African American history. The title intentionally inserts his photographs into a long-running conversation about what it means to represent America with a camera. The questions of who is considered an American photographer, or simply an American, and whose story is an American story are particularly urgent today. Bey’s work offers a potent corrective to the gaps in our picture of American society and history—and an emphatic reminder of the ongoing impact of those omissions.
- Dawoud Bey Key Images (PPT)
- Dawoud Bey on Visualizing History (Video)
- Discussion of Dawoud Bey: An American Project (Video Playlist)