Malachi Walker and Rai Nauman Mumtaz, from the series Strangers/Community: Tacoma, 2013
(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 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. He is currently a professor of photography at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.
- Material Category
Work on paper - photograph
Archival inkjet print mounted to Dibond backing
26 5/8 in x 32 in
- ID Number
- Artist Location
Illinois, United States
University of Washington
- Artwork Location
University of Washington - Tacoma
Power House room of Snoqualmie Library
- WA County
- Site Type
1900 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
- Geo. Coordinates
47.244404 | -122.437992
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