This program happened on April 22, 2022.

CANCELED Artist Talk: John Edmonds



Join us at 7:00 pm EST for a presentation by the artist and visiting faculty member to the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, John Edmonds. This presentation will be moderated by Lucy Jackson. 

John Edmonds is an American artist and photographer who first came to public recognition with his intimate portraits of lovers, close friends and strangers.  He earned his MFA in Photography from Yale University and his BFA at the Corcoran School of Arts & Design.  His work explores themes of identity, community, desire and belonging.  Noted for his highly formalist photographs in which he focuses on the performative gestures and self-fashioning of young, Black men on the streets of America, his work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Museum of Modern Art, SFMoMA, The Rubell Collection, The National Gallery of Art, The Getty Museum, The Solomon R. Guggenheim and Yale University Art Gallery.  Residencies include: the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine; Light Work, Syracuse, New York; and the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada.  Recent exhibitions include Black Modernism - Africa and the Avantgarde at the Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster; God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin at David Zwirner, New York; Ex-Africa at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris and The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time at the Brooklyn Museum. In 2019, He was included in 79th Whitney Biennial.  His current exhibition, A Sidelong Glance, opens at the FOAM Amsterdam in Spring 2022.  Edmonds has taught at Yale University and the School of Visual Arts.  He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and is on faculty at Harvard University.

Lucy Jackson ‘23 concentrates in Social Studies with secondaries in Art, Film and Visual Studies (AFVS) and Integrative Biology (IB). She is a recipient of the Artistic Development Fellowship, awarded by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, for her photography project on local community water use, resource extraction and climate change. She works as a research partner with history professor Tiya Miles at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is a trip leader for Harvard’s First-Year Outdoor Orientation Program and a Case Manager for Y2Y, Harvard's student-run Youth Homeless Shelter. Her photographs have been featured in The Harvard Advocate.