Resume

ARTIST’S statement

My work is a reflection of the relationships people have with themselves and with each other. My images not only reflect life, but my participation in life as well. I portray photographic images of great emotion by perfecting the art of drawing little attention to myself as I capture people engaged in activities that are important in their lives.

 

Solo Shows:

(2020) “Town Hall’s Lena Horne Celebration Dinner,” (Ginny’s Café) Red Rooster, Harlem, New York

(2016) “Fela Anikulapo-Kuti: The Man-The Music,” Ongoing Exhibition at (Ginny’s Café) Red Rooster, Harlem, New York

 

 

Group Shows:

(2020) “Visions 1020,” Wilmer Jennings Gallery, Manhattan, New York

(2019) “African-American Photographers Annual-2020 Celebration,” Central Park, 110th Street and Lenox Avenue

(2019) “In Office Exhibition,” Fractured Atlas, Manhattan, New York

(2019) “Annual Photography Auction and Benefit,” Her Justice, Grand Hyatt, Manhattan, New York

(2018) “All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party,” Seattle’s Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington

(2018) “The Black Panther Party,” Pier 94 at Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street, Manhattan, New York

(2018) “Annual Photography Auction and Benefit,” Her Justice, Grand Hyatt, Manhattan, New York

(2018) “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Atrium Gallery, Morristown, New Jersey

(2017) “Annual Photography Auction and Benefit,” Her Justice, Grand Hyatt, Manhattan, New York

(2017) “The Bell Tolls,” Drumming Circle,” Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, New York

(2017) “Black Joy: Our Joy,” National Black Theater, Harlem, New York

(2016) “Bronx: Africa,” Longwood Arts Gallery at Hostos College, Bronx, New York

(2016) “Visual Griot,” Atrium Gallery, Morristown, New Jersey

(2016) “Bronx: Africa,” Longwood Arts Gallery at Hostos College, Bronx, New York

(2016) “Visual Griot,” Atrium Gallery, Morristown, New Jersey

 

 

Awards and Distinctions:

 

(2019) Recipient of BRIO Award for Photography (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, New York

(2019) “Howard Cash Interview Part-2,” Corrine’s Picks, BronxNet, Bronx, New York

(2019) “African-American Photographers Annual Interview,” Corrine’s Picks, BronxNet, Bronx, New York

(2018) Inclusion into the Corporate Collection of Novartis, Morristown, New Jersey

(2016) “Bronx Africa Panel Discussion,” Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos College, Bronx, New York

(2015) Inclusion into the Permanent Collection of Prints, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, New York

(2009) Inclusion into the Corporate Collection of Beth Abraham Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Bronx, New York

 

 

Publications:

 

(2018) “ALL POWER: VISUAL LEGACIES OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY,” Minor Matters Books LLC, Seattle, Washington

(2016) “Cashing in on Fine Art Photography,” Mariamma Kambon, mariammakambon.wordpress.com/2016/04/01cashing-in-on-fine-art-photography/ 

 

 

Organizations:

 

(2019) Black Photographers Collective, Brooklyn, New York

(2017) Black Folk Us Photography Group, Harlem, New York

 

Experience

 

 

1979–2004         Solo Exhibitions          New York ▪ Los Angeles ▪ Nigeria 

 

n Come Dance with Me (2004) ▪ The Remember Project (2003) ▪ The Joy of Dance (2003) ▪ African Dance in Slow Motion (2002) ▪ Up from the Gullah (2002) ▪ Drumming and Dancing in New York City (2001, 2000) ▪ Children’s Exhibition (1980) ▪ The Year of the Child (1979)

 
  1999–2006         Group Exhibitions                     New York ▪ New Jersey ▪ Los Angeles ▪ San Francisco, Cincinnati, South Carolina, London 

 

n “Images of Color” (2006) ▪ The Best of the Bronx (2005-2006) ▪ Resurrections ▪ “Submerge” Art & Environment Festival (2005) ▪ In the Blink of an Eye (2005) ▪ Half Full (2004) ▪ Images Facing Ourselves (2004) ▪ LLA NOITCARTSBA (2003) ▪ Art and Earth Collaboration (2003) ▪ This is Lagos (2003) ▪ Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (2003-2005) ▪ A Taste of Harlem in Tribeca (2002) ▪ Bound Together by Common Threads (2001-2002) ▪ Portraits and Conversations: September 11, 2001 (2002) ▪ Committed to the Image: A Half Century of Black Photographers in America (2000) ▪ A Journey through the African and African-American Diaspora (2001) ▪ Scrapbook Group Show (1996) ▪ Peterson’s Photo­graphic (1982).

 
  2001–2005         Outdoor Exhibitions                                     New York 

 

n 14th St. Union Square (2005) ▪ Art in the Park (2003) ▪ Economic Development Corp. (2003) ▪ Fulton Art Fair (2001, 2002) ▪ Harlem Book Fair (2002) ▪ Dance Theatre of Harlem (2002) ▪ Harlem Week (2002) ▪ Drummer’s Circle (2001)

 

Overseas Experience

  1979-84             Freelance photographer                      Nigeria, West Africa  
  1982-84             Stringer for Associated Press  
  1978                  Operation Crossroads                         Ghana, West Africa  

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

2005

President, Cash Fine Art Publishers LLC

The Cash Family

2005

JP Morgan Chase “Arts in Education Grant” for “Portraits of Successful Photography

Bronx Council on the Arts,
Bronx, NY

2005

B&W Single Image Awards Annual for “Angels on the Beach

Black & White Magazine,
Santa Barbara, CA

2005

Commendation for photographic coverage of the relief efforts in the Gulf States following Hurricane Katrina

Congress of the United States, House of Representatives, Washington, DC

2005

BRIO Award for the photographic series, “Spirituality in White

Bronx Council on the Arts,
Bronx, NY

2005

Certificate of Appreciation for “In the Blink of an Eye

LACC Media Arts and LACC Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

2005

Television interview on BronxTalk: “The Best of the Bronx” Exhibition at Krasdale Gallery

BronxNet Cable TV

2004

Community Arts Grant for “Speaking of the Bronx: Blurred Boundaries

Bronx Council on the Arts,
Bronx, NY

2004

Instructor and Curator for “Half Full” Art Exhibition

Lehman College Art Gallery

2004

Instructor and Curator for “Zoom” Art Exhibition

Bronx High School for Visual Arts,
Bronx, NY

2004

JP Morgan Chase Arts in Education Grant for “Images Facing Ourselves

Bronx Council on the Arts,
Bronx, NY

2003

African-American History Award for the photography exhibition, “Portraits and Conservations 9/11

Soundview Healthcare Network, Bronx, NY

2002

Liberty Award for the photography exhibition, “Portraits and Conversations 9/11

New York State Senate,
Bronx, NY

2002

Curator of Art, “Fantasy: From the Sensual to the Erotic

Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2001-2006

President, Image Griots Photography Group Inc. (non profit organization)

Image Griots, Bronx, NY

2001

Black History Month Award

South Bronx Concerned Citizens, Bronx, NY

2000

Commendation for the photography exhibition, “Celebrating the Spirit of Nigeria

Consulate General of Nigeria, Manhattan, NY

2000

Community Arts Initiative Award, “African Dance and Slow Motion

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Manhattan, NY

1999

Kodak Award, Grand prize for LACC’s 70th anniversary Photo Contest

Eastman Kodak Company

PUBLICATIONS

  n B&W Annual 2005 (Angels on the Beach, 2005) 

 

n www.newmuseum.com (Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, 2003)

n Palgrave/St. Martin’s Press (Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti,  and Fela: From West Africa to West Broadway, 2003)

n The New Museum of Contemporary Art (Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, 2003)

n Trace Magazine(2000)

n 1980–2003: Big Red News  ▪ Newswatch  ▪ The Guardian ▪ SkyPower ▪ Africa Music ▪ Lagos Hilton Hotel (brochure) ▪ Ophelia ▪ Catholic Life  ▪ Concord Magazine, among many others.

 

ORGANIZATIONS

  2006                  Houston Center for Photography                  Houston, TX  
  2003                  Fulton Art Consortium                                Brooklyn, NY  
  2002                  Harlem Arts Alliance                                     Harlem, NY  
  2001                  EnFoco, Inc.                                                  Bronx, NY  
  2000                  Image Griots Photographic Group                    Bronx, NY  

Education

  1979                  Los Angeles City College, California          Los Angeles, CA 

 

n Associate in Arts Degree.

n Certificate in Color Photography.

 

BORN

  1953                  December 20                                               Harlem, NY