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The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission StreetSan FranciscoCA 94105
The first and only West Coast exhibition of The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion. This exhibition highlights the work of 15 contemporary fashion photographers—from London to Lagos, New York to Johannesburg—whose images present radically new perspectives on the medium of photography and art, race and beauty, and gender and power. Curated by renowned New York critic and curator Antwaun Sargent and organized by Aperture, New York, the exhibition includes over 100 select works from these groundbreaking artists, including Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Awol Erizku, Nadine Ijewere, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Ruth Ossai, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs, and Stephen Tayo, as well as images created by other young artists contributing to this movement. The work of this international community of Black photographers has been widely viewed in traditional lifestyle magazines from Vogue to Allure, numerous ad campaigns for Dior, Jimmy Choo, and other top brands, and within museums, reinfusing the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body with new vitality and substance. Open Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 12-5 p.m.