We're Getting Better
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A Photographer podcasting situations, experiences, and lessons learned while striving to get better. The objective of We're Getting Better is to grow a community of aspiring photographers helping each other perfect their craft, business practices, and photography related skills. Listen weekly and lets get better together.
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We're Getting Better - Episode 206: Christina Bright
Nov 16 16
In episode 6 of WGB, we vist Christina Bright at her home in Newark, NJ. We talk to Christina aka Chris Miss about what it is to be a creative in addtion to being a mom, actress, model, and influencer among the many other hats she wears.
Bey, born in New York in 1953 holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University School of Art and is currently Professor of Art and a Distinguished College Artist at Columbia College Chicago, where he has taught since 1998.
but before all of that he credited a 1969, visit to the exhibition Harlem on My Mind at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for his determination to become an artist. Ten years later, in 1979 he exhibited his first one-person show at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Bey has held numerous exhibitions worldwide, at institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Barbican Centre in London, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the Whitney Museum of American Art among many others.
In 2012 the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago organized Dawoud Bey: Picturing People, a survey exhibition of his work from 1981-2012. Harlem, USA was published by Yale University Press in conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2012, where the work was exhibited in its entirety for the first time since it was first shown at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1979. He recently completed a project with the Birmingham Museum of Art that commemorates the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project.
Bey’s works are included in the permanent collections of numerous museums, both in the United States and abroad.
In addition to his photographs, Bey’s writings have appeared in publications throughout Europe and the United States, including High Times Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975, The Van DerZee Studio, and David Hammons: Been There Done That. He has curated a wide range of exhibitions at museums and institutions.
For more on Dawoud Bey check out Rena Bransten Gallery dot com