Pitch Blackness Photographs by Hank Willis Thomas. Essays by Rene de Guzman and Robin D.G. Kelley. Aperture, New York, 2008. Hardcover. 128 pp., 124 four-color illustrations, 8 x 10" $35.00
Will Steacy (b. 1980) is a photographer and writer based in New York. His photographs have been featured in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions across the country. He is the recipient of many awards including the 2008 Tierney Fellowship and his work has been published in Harper's, New York Magazine, The Paris Review, Newsweek and Russian Esquire, among others. Steacy received a B.F.A in Photography from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and he is represented by Michael Mazzeo Gallery in New York.
Hank Willis Thomas was raised in New York City. He received a B.F.A in Photography and Africana Studies from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1998. He received an M.F.A in photography and a M.A. in Visual Criticism at the California College of the Arts in 2004. His work has been widely published and exhibited internationally. See more at his website: www.hankwillisthomas.com