There’s a brand new Deana Lawson exhibition hitting up the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The Brooklyn-based photographer and artist is renowned for her intimate photographs, delving into themes like family, sexuality, spirituality, and Black identity.
This new exhibition boasts an unbeatable collection of the artist’s work, with over two decades worth of photography all set to take over a section of the High.
The exhibit, simply called Deana Lawson, promises a thorough investigation on Black identities, and challenges stereotypes, as well as the conventional representations seen in media, and beyond. With an eclectic mix of styles on offer, the anticipated exhibition features family albums, studio portraiture, documentary pictures, and staged tableaux.
Individuals, couples, and families are pictured in intimate spaces, domestic homes, and public settings, interacting with one another to encompass Lawson’s vision to “mirror of everyday life”, but also bring into fruition what she wants to happen.
She states on the High’s website, “It’s about setting a different standard of values and saying that everyday Black lives, everyday experiences, are beautiful, and powerful, and intelligent.”
Locations featured in her work include Brooklyn, Jamaica, Haiti, the Southern United States, and more. The broad geographical-lapse is not only there to represent a wide-range of voices, but hyphen the collective memory of shared experiences and stories.
Deana Lawson is on display at the High Museum of Art from October 7 2022 until February 19 2023. For more information and tickets, click here to visit their website. You can also access the exhibit for free during the High’s Second Sunday free admission days.
Also at the High, explore the future of living at their incomparable new design exhibition Shelter in Place. The exhibit delves into the illustrious career of Stephen Burks, a pioneer in today’s worlds of art, architecture, and design. Click the link below for more information.