Dawoud Bey

Dawoud Bey

1953 –


Dawoud Bey began his career as an artist in 1975 with a series of photographs, “Harlem, USA,” that were later exhibited in his first one-person exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1979. Since then, his works have exhibited by and included in numerous institutional collections such as the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, and other museums worldwide.


  • Dawoud Bey was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame at a ceremony October 29th, 2021.


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Below: Dawoud Bey, Girls, Ornaments, and Vacant Lot, Harlem, NY 2016
Bottom: Dawoud Bey, Untitled #1 (Picket Fence and Farmhouse), 2019
Right: Dawoud Bey, A Man in a Bowler Hat, 1976