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Higher.
Photographs by John Edmonds. Texts by Dr. Aaron Rosen, Durga Chew-Bose, and a conversation with Mickalene Thomas.
Capricious, New York, USA, 2018. 100 pp., full color.
 
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Higher by John Edmonds is a monograph spanning the first decade of his photographic practice and includes texts by Dr. Aaron Rosen, Durga Chew-Bose, and A conversation with Mickalene Thomas.

Silk gold cloth hardcover with white, black, and blue foil stamp.

John Edmonds is an artist working in photography whose practice includes fabric, video, and text. He received his MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art and his BFA in Photography at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design. Most recognized for his projects in which he focused on the performative gestures and self-fashioning of young black men on the streets of America, he is also known for his portraits of lovers, close friends, and strangers. He has participated in residencies at Light Work, Syracuse, NY; the Center of Photography at Woodstock,Woodstock, New York; FABRICA: The United Colors of Benneton’s Research Center, Treviso, Italy, and The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. Recent Exhibitions include Family Pictures at the Columbus Museum of Art, curated by by Drew Sawyer, tête-à-tête at David Castillo Gallery, curated by Mickalene Thomas, James Baldwin/Jim Brown & The Children at The Artist’s Institute curated by Hilton Als, and Face to Face at the California African American Museum. A catalogue of his solo show, Anonymous, was published by Light Work in the Fall of 2017 and his forthcoming monograph, Higher, will be published by Capricious Publishing in Spring of 2018. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York..

Shortlisted for the 2018 Paris Photo-Aperture First PhotoBook Award.

Read more about Edmonds' work online at Cultured magazine.

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