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An Exhibition of Works by Deana Lawson is Currently Open at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Posted by on May 30, 2018 | Contests/Events, Photographer Interviews

Woman with Child, 2017

Known for taking remarkably intimate photographs that are rich with detail, Deana Lawson made a big splash with a series of gorgeously composed images of black families at the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

Currently, an exhibition of her photographs is open at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) through July 22, 2018. Presented as part of the institution’s Forum contemporary art series, Lawson’s photographs capture the people she encounters in her daily routine and travels, from her neighborhood in Brooklyn to Soweto, South Africa, and beyond.

The exhibition also includes a series of photographic installations that examine the way that imagery shapes perceptions and stereotypes about people and their communities.

“With a history of certain voices not being included in the history of art, I think it is time to claim that space, to have bodies who might not have been celebrated within the institution,” Lawson told TIME.com in an interview published in 2017.

For more information about the exhibition, visit CMOA’s website.

Below is a selection of images from the exhibition. All photographs are inkjet prints by Deana Lawson (American, b. 1979) and appear courtesy of the artist.

Barbara and Mother, 2017

Eternity, 2017

Brother and Sister Soweto, 2017

Kings, 2016

Messier 81, Return of the Dove, 2018

Nation, 2018