2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner
Exhibition dates: January 6 – February 3, 2021
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Aperture Conversations: Marjon Carlos in Conversation with Dannielle Bowman: January 14th | 7pm
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.