Artwork%20copyright%20Dawoud%20Bey.%20Photo%20courtesy%20of%20the%20artist.
Artwork copyright Dawoud Bey. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Artwork%20copyright%20Dawoud%20Bey.%20Photo%20courtesy%20of%20the%20artist.

Documents

Ricky Reyes amd Faaluaina "Lua" Pritchard, from the series Strangers/Community: Tacoma, 2013

Dawoud Bey
(American, born 1953)

Location: University of Washington - Tacoma, Tacoma

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Dawoud Bey's paired portraits bring together people from different parts of the Tacoma community. The portraits reveal superficial similarities and differences while expressing the connections that make a community work. This body of work, created for the University of Washington Tacoma, is part of an ongoing project by Dawoud Bey exploring and identifying diverse communities.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with University of Washington.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Dawoud Bey's artworks explore and challenge stereotypical images of African Americans and other marginalized groups, using documentary style photographic techniques. In his own words, "We often speak of community in a singular way when in fact communities are complex social structures, often populated by a wide range of people from various racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds."

Bey was born in Queens, New York. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Empire State College in upstate New York in 1990, and later finished his Master of Fine Arts at Yale University in Connecticut. He is currently a professor of photography at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Work on paper - photograph

Medium

Archival inkjet print mounted to Dibond backing

Dimensions

26 5/8 in x 32 in

ID Number

WSAC2013.009.004

Artist Location

Illinois, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

University of Washington

Artwork Location

University of Washington - Tacoma
Power House room of Snoqualmie Library

WA County

Pierce

Setting

Interior

Site Type

University

Address

1900 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100

Geo. Coordinates

47.244404 | -122.437992

Before Visiting

Some artworks may be located in areas not accessible to the general public (especially in K-12 public schools). Consider contacting the site prior to a visit to ensure access.

Map

To report an error or provide additional information, please contact us at collections@arts.wa.gov.