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The Artist’s Voice: Deana Lawson

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston MA

Feb 10 2022
The Artist’s Voice: Deana Lawson

Deana Lawson, Hair Advertisement, 2005. Pigment print. Courtesy the artist; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; and David Kordansky, Los Angeles. © Deana Lawson

On the occasion of the survey exhibition Deana Lawson, join the artist and Tina M. Campt, Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, in conversation.

“I photograph family, friends, and strangers, and I operate on the belief that my own being is found in union with those I take pictures of.”

Deana Lawson’s highly staged, large-format color photographs construct narratives of family, love, intimacy, and desire using a wide range of photographic languages, from the studio portrait to the family album. Neither documentary nor biographical, her pictures tell stories to reclaim an expansive and diasporic Black experience. Indeed, for Lawson,

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