“A star, a glare, an inquiring dare,” is how Greg Tate described Dawoud Bey’s work in his essay for Street Portraits: Dawoud Bey (Mack Books, April 2021). From 1988 to 1991, Dawoud Bey made a series of portraits of African-Americans in the streets of various American cities. He asked a cross section of the populations of these communities to pose for him, creating a space for self-presentation and performance. The portraits will be on view at Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, with another series by Bey, New Orleans, and work from Robert Frank’s famous series The Americans.
The Photography Show presented by AIPAD
May 20 – May 22, 2022
415 Fifth Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, New York City