© Dawoud Bey - A Woman at Fulton Street and Washington Ave, 1989 - Archival inkjet photograph. 2018 print. Edition 2/4. Signed in pen by artist on label verso.
© Dawoud Bey - A Woman at Fulton Street and Washington Ave, 1989 - Archival inkjet photograph. 2018 print. Edition 2/4. Signed in pen by artist on label verso. 

Dawoud Bey: Polaroid Works

07/09/2018 - 24/11/2018

Stephen Daiter 
230 W. Superior St. Fourth Floor 
 
IL 60654 Chicago

stephendaitergallery.com   

 
On view at the gallery will be large-scale prints of Bey’s early black-and-white Polaroid street portraits created mostly in his Brooklyn community in the late 1980s and very early 1990s; as well as his subsequent 1990s project of 20 x 24 inch color Polaroid studio portraits. These two bodies of work complement one another in process and outcome – both shot with large format cameras producing prints instantly, and both exhibiting Bey’s innate ability to create a genuine connection with his subject no matter who or where they were. These works also represent a conceptual shift in Bey’s early working process, taking him from small-format street photography, ultimately to a controlled studio environment where he favored the intimacy of the quiet room and the descriptive qualities of the much larger negative…