Shooting primarily in the United States and the Caribbean, Deana Lawson is inspired by the expression and aesthetics of black cultures worldwide. Using a large-format camera, and working across a variety of photographic traditions—including portraiture, staged scenes, found or appropriated imagery, and vernacular photography such as family albums—she addresses themes of the body, sensuality, community, and spirituality, among others. Lawson’s photographs can be seen as psychological portraits of black subjects in an extended, mythological diasporic family.
40 x 50 in. (101.6 x 127 cm)
frame: 41 x 51 in. (104.1 x 129.5 cm) (show scale)
William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund
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Deana Lawson (American, born 1979). Oath, 2013. Pigment print, 40 x 50 in. (101.6 x 127 cm). Brooklyn Museum, William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund, 2015.6.1. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Image courtesy of the artist, CUR.2015.6.1_Lawson_photograph.jpg)
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