If you are going to Chicago, don’t miss…The Dawoud Bey, Picturing People – an expansive career survey of Chicago-based photographer Dawoud Bey, May 13 – June 24, 2012, with an opening reception Sunday, May 13, from 4-7pm presented by The Renaissance Society. The artist will speak at 5pm. The Renaissance Society, an internationally renowned contemporary art museum, is located on the University of Chicago campus at Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Avenue, in Hyde Park.
Ranging from street photography to formal studio portraiture, Bey’s body of work is distinguished for its commitment to portraiture as a means for understanding contemporary society.
Museum Director and Curator Susanne Ghez says, “Dawoud’s portraits capture the essential characteristics of individuals, and at the same time draw out the complications and varieties of the communities in which people live – whether in Harlem, Atlanta, or Chicago."