Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) opens Dawoud Bey: Picturing People

Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, in North Miami presents Dawoud Bey: Picturing People an expansive career survey of the Chicago-based photographer, which ranges from street encounters to formal studio portraits on view JUNE 7 – SEPTEMBER 8, 2013.

Bey-Stuart Hall, 1998, Internal dye diffusion transfer prints, 30x 44 in, Courtesy of the artist

Bey-Stuart Hall, 1998, Internal dye diffusion transfer prints, 30x 44 in, Courtesy of the artist


Dawoud Bey is distinguished for his commitment to portraiture as a means for understanding contemporary society, first gaining notoriety as a photographer for his acclaimed series Harlem U.S.A., exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem in 1979. The 50 images in Picturing People, organized by The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, represent the evolution of Bey’s work in the three decades since, during which time he continued his portraiture of primarily African-American subjects. http://mocanomi.org

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