Dannielle Bowman

Dannielle Bowman: 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner

Location:
126 Baxter Street, NYC

Exhibition Dates:
January 6, 2021 - February 3, 2021

Artist:
Dannielle Bowman

Dannielle Bowman: 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner

Aperture Foundation is pleased to present the exhibition Dannielle Bowman: 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner, hosted by Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York.

Bowman was awarded the 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize for her series What Had Happened (2019–ongoing). Aperture’s creative director, Lesley A. Martin, praised the series for making “excellent use of the pleasures of photographic space, described in elongated tonal gradations of black, white, and maximum greys balanced against compositions etched sharply by California-noir shadows—Robert Adams meets Maya Deren in the Los Angeles suburbs.”

In this new exhibition, Bowman presents an expanded version of What Had Happened, with new works produced over the course of the last year. Standing outside traditional forms of documentary photography, her work aims at mapping Black American histories that have remained mostly unspoken, blending into them her own family history and perspectives.

More information about the show is available at aperture.org/exhibitions/2020-portfolio-prize-winnerdannielle-bowman.

An online conversation between the artist and Marjon Carlos, who wrote about Bowman’s work for Aperture 240: Native America (Fall 2020), took place on January 14, 2021.

About the Artist

Dannielle Bowman (born in Los Angeles, 1989) received a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. In 2019, she was a contributor to the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project. Bowman has been an artist in residence at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York; the Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York; and PICTURE BERLIN. She was recently recipient of a 2020 PHMuseum Women Photographers Grant, and in 2021, she will participate in the Light Work artist-in-residence program. Bowman has exhibited in the US and internationally. She lives and works in New York.

About the Aperture Portfolio Prize

The Aperture Portfolio Prize is an annual international competition to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography. The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial staff looks for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues. The Aperture Portfolio Prize is open exclusively to Aperture magazine print subscribers. The submission for the current competition ended on January 8, 2021.

Location:
126 Baxter Street, NYC

Exhibition Dates:
January 6, 2021 - February 3, 2021

Artist:
Dannielle Bowman