MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art

Dawoud Bey

07 Jun - 08 Sep 2013

Picturing People
7 June – 8 September 2013

This exhibition is an expansive career survey Chicago-based photographer Dawoud Bey, whose work ranges from street photography to formal studio portaiture and is distinguished for its commitment to portraiture as a means for understanding contemporary society. Bey began his career in 1975 with a series of photographs, Harlem U.S.A, that were later exhibited in his one-person exhibition at the Studio Museum of Harlem in 1979. He has since had numerous exhibitions worldwide and his works are included in the permanent collections of museums including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Fogg Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Art and others. Dawoud Bey: Picturing People is organized by the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.

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