Come celebrate Black History with a pop-up exhibition: “Fresh As ____: Photographic Meditations from the Black Vanguard.”
I’ll be presenting some of my Voodoo work for the first time in a gallery setting.
The Voodoo series originally began when I visited Benin with Djimon Hounsou in 2006 when I was invited to photograph him on his return to Africa.
Little did I know, Voodoo was a part of everyday life in Benin. Ten years later, I was invited back to Benin by Djimon to be his Director of Photography on his documentary film, In Search of Voodoo. The images were captured during the movie production for a personal project, inspired by Irving Penn’s earlier work in Dahomey (now the Republic of Benin.)
Curated by Shawn Theodore – @_xst and Ali LeRoi – @misterleroi
When: Thursday, March 24, 7-10 pm PST, 2022
Where: Sovern, 5757 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016