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Dawoud Bey in Conversation with Rebecca Walker

Over the past four decades, the photographer Dawoud Bey has produced a unique body of work that includes street photography, portraits and landscapes. Taken together, Bey’s images create an unparalleled historical representation of various communities in the United States. To mark the publication of Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply (University of Texas Press), Bey speaks in conversation with the writer and activist Rebecca Walker. 

Dawoud Bey is an artist working in photography and video. His portraits of people, many from marginalized communities, brings a level of complexity to those often stereotyped subjects and the communities that they inhabit. Bey received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2017, and is currently a professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago. 

Rebecca Walker contributes to the global conversation about gender, identity, power, and the evolution of the human family through writing books, developing film and television projects, speaking internationally, collaborating with artists and thought leaders, teaching at the university level, and participating in all forms of social media. She has authored seven bestselling books and written dozens of articles on a wide range of topics.



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