Dawoud Bey
(American, born 1953)

Dawoud Bey was born in Queens, New York, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the SUNY Empire State College in upstate New York in 1990, and later finished his Master of Fine Arts at the Yale University School of Art in Connecticut. His artworks explore and challenge stereotypical images of African Americans and other marginalized groups, using documentary style photographic techniques. He is currently a professor of photography at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.