The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

Curated by Antwaun Sargent
October 5, 2022
March 5, 2023
Second & Third Floor Galleries


This fall, the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) presents the first and only West Coast exhibition of The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion. This exhibition highlights the work of 15 contemporary fashion photographers—from London to Lagos, New York to Johannesburg—whose images present radically new perspectives on the medium of photography and art, race and beauty, and gender and power.

Curated by renowned New York curator and critic, Antwaun Sargent and organized by Aperture, New York, the exhibition includes over 100 select works from groundbreaking artists, including Tyler Mitchell, the first Black photographer hired to shoot a cover story for American Vogue.

The work of this international community of Black photographers has been widely viewed and is reinfusing the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body with new vitality and substance.

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