Curator at FOTODOK
“We need more stories about relationships between women. This one – about the bond between the artist and her mother, separated by a whole continent – is very special.“ - Daria Tuminas
Deana Lawson is a contemporary American photographer, whose style blends controlled composition and disarming familiarity to explore representations of blackness and collective memory. Working within an imagined space between reality and photographic remains, Lawson captures her subjects in acutely localized situations, with an empathetic eye and keen anthropological interest in black individuals in their social and physical environments. The confrontational intimacy of Lawson’s portraiture is checked by the careful arrangement of bodies
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