Three photographs from Mobile Portrait Studio will be exhibited in the show Forever Forged. Forever Becoming. at the Bargehouse in London from September 9 - 25. Mobile Portrait Studio is an ongoing project that I began in 2010. The project considers the role of portraiture, photography, performance, and public spaces in relationship to art-making, memory, and historical narratives. The photographs selected for the show were shot on Ariapita Avenue in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Click here to see my mailing list announcement (and join if you're not already on it.)
From the Press Release: ARC Magazine, in collaboration with the African and African Caribbean Design Diaspora, presents a collection of contemporary works by 20 established and emerging visual artists and photographers from 13 countries, including Suriname, Curacao, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Kitts, Jamaica, Haiti, Guyana, The Dominican Republic, The Bahamas and Cuba. This collection investigates the awakening of the artists’ experience in order to unite, and at times criticize, stereotypical representations of ‘Caribbeanness’. Download the Press Release to continue reading.
* Special thanks to all of the willing participants in Mobile Portrait Studio, the collaborative efforts of the folks involved with Alice Yard, and especially Rodell Warner for collaborating on this part of the project with me.