Arnika Dawkins Gallery is pleased to present Juneteenth Celebrating Freedom, a stunning virtual exhibition featuring photography by nationally renowned, mid-career, and emerging photographers. The exhibition and artists in participation, endeavor to continue a conversation about race in America and celebrate the freedom of our ancestors.
Some of the artists that will be presenting work in the exhibition are:
Pioneer Barbara DuMetz, in the field of commercial photography, an era when very few African-American women were in the field of photography.
Husband and wife duo Kharan and Regis Bethencourt of the Creative Soul.
Millennial Ervin A. Johnson makes us confront issues that dominate our headlines in provocative work created in support of the Black Live Matter Movement.
Chester Higgins, a staff photographer with The New York Times for more than four decades, whose work notably features the life and culture of people of African descent.
Intertwining social documentary, art, and street photography, Builder Levy has been making photographs as objects of art that celebrate the human spirit for the past fifty years.
Working extensively nationally and internationally, Shoccara Marcus’ photography focuses on fine art, portraits, and dance and reflects the body as a delicate subject.
Aline Smithson is best known for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore the performative potential of photography.
Jeanine Michna-BalesThe River Jordan, 2014Digital Chromogenic Print
Brooklyn-based French and Senegalese visual artist and photographer, Delphine Diallo, whose powerful portraitures unmask and stir an uninhibited insight that allows her audience to see beyond the facade.
Allen Cooley, a celebrated fashion, entertainment and portrait photographer.
Visual artist and entrepreneur, Najee Dorsey, who is known for embracing southern roots in his work by relaying scenes of African American life in the south on canvas.
Jeanine Michna-Bales, a photographic fine artist exploring our fundamentally important relationships - to the land, to other people and to oneself - and how they impact contemporary society.
American multi-disciplinary photographer and visual artist, Delphine Fawundu, promoting African culture and heritage.
New York-based multi-media artist and award-winning broadcast journalist, Keris Salmon, whose work reckons with the legacies of both personal and collective histories.
Collectively, Juneteenth presents a celebration of freedom, tolerance, and culture!