Cooperative of Photography


Tracking Down Intimacy

20.03.2021

Fotografiska (NYC) has partnered with Black Artist Fund (BAF), presenting the installation, “Tracking Down Intimacy.” BAF is a nonprofit organization that provides grants to Black artists in the United States. The group exhibition showcases 14 images by the photographers Chanell Stone, Edward Cushenberry, and Kendall Bessent.



From the press release, “From day one of our partnership, Fotografiska was thrilled to explore the work of our grantees. They believe, as strongly as we do, that the amount of Black talent is not commensurate with their representation within museums and galleries. As corporations and institutions, our responsibility is not only to recognize this discrepancy, but also to actively course correct. For the Black Artist Fund, Tracking Down Intimacy is an example of just that. This exhibition is an opportunity for art about intimacy—made by Black artists with Black subjects—to live and communicate within the museum context.”



The show runs through May 2, 2021. If you find yourself in New York City, make sure to stop by and check it out! Profits go to Support Black Artist Fund.

“Amadou,” © Kendall Bessent 2020

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“Brothers of Blood,” © Kendall Bessent, 2020

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“I cherish my sleep,” © Edward Cushenberry, 2017

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“Nadine & Sasha,” © Kendall Bessent, 2020

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“Natura Negra Potted Earth,” © Chanell Sone, 2019

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“There’s something about her that disarms me,” © Edward Cushenberry, 2016

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Installation view of Tracking Down Intimacy. Courtesy Fotografiska New York. Photo by Dario Lasagni © 2021

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Installation view of Tracking Down Intimacy. Courtesy Fotografiska New York. Photo by Dario Lasagni © 2021

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Written by Rowynn Dumont


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