Photographer Dawoud Bey is awarded a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship – The Washington Post

Perspective | ‘A radical reshaping of the world is possible, one person at a time’: Dawoud Bey on being awarded a MacArthur genius grant

Photographer Dawoud Bey speaks to In Sight about being awarded a MacArthur genius grant.

via Washington Post:

“Receiving the MacArthur Fellowship is a tremendous affirmation and validation of the work I have been doing for the past 40 years. It affirms that the things I have worked to achieve with my work have considerable value to others in the field. My ongoing project has been to make work that engages the human community in a conversation with itself through making works of young people and African Americans and then situating those photographs in museums and galleries where other significant art objects exist.