Two Bass Hit, 1972

Beuford Smith

Two Bass Hit, 1972
Gelatin silver print 
 9.25 x 13.5 in
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Photography is a call and respond medium. The call is the subject and respond is the creative process in capturing the image. I am basically a street photographer, a visual stalker and voyeur. My photographs are eclectic, ambiguous, explicit and also serve as metaphors. I photograph as passionately and humanely as possible.   

Beuford Smith was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a self-taught photographer. He is the founder and Chief Photo Editor of the Black Photographers Annual /1972-1981 and Founder of Cesaire Photo Agency, and President Emeritus of Kamoinge, Inc. He has taught photography at Cooper Union, Brooklyn Musuem of Art and Hunter College. He received A Culture of Legacy Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2017, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 2000 and 1990, a Lightwork -Arist in Residence Fellowship in 1999 and an Aaron Siskind Fellowship in 1998.

He has photographs in the permanent collections of the Getty Museum, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, MoMA, Virginia Museum of fine Art, Schomburg Center, Louis Armstrong Foundation and others. Group exhibitions: MoMA, VMFA ,BROAD, Cincinnati Museum of Art and others also at Wilmer Jennings Gallery. Published photographs, TIMELESS., 125th, Working Together and others.

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