Class Pictures: Photographs by Dawoud Bey
Talk and Book Signing: Thursday, August 28, 2008, 5:00 PM
Exhibition on view: June 15, 2008-September 7, 2008
Weatherspoon Art Museum
University of North Carolina
Spring Garden Street at Tate Street
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dawoud Bey will be in North Carolina on Thursday for a talk and book signing. This event coincides with an exhibition on view at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. The companion book, Class Pictures, was published by Aperture in 2007.
Class Pictures is the culmination of fifteen years Bey spent creating large-scale color portraits of high-school students across the United States. Like the book, the exhibition will include personal statements from the students in the images.
Bey, who earned his MFA from Yale University School of Art, is currently a professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago. This exhibition presents a unique opportunity for the students of the University of North Carolina, along with the general public, to learn directly from Bey about his critically-acclaimed project.