Brandon Foushée (b.1999) is a photographer born and raised in Budd Lake, NJ and living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work explores the boundlessness of time in context with familial legacy, Black migration and invisibility. Foushée holds a BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute. His photography has been published with The Photographer’s Green Book, Oranbeg Press and Matte Editions. He has exhibited work with the Vermont Center for Photography and Temple Gallery NYC. He has also guest lectured at the University of Arkansas, Pratt Institute and Marble Hill Camera Club. Currently, his work is on display in the exhibition Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines at the Brooklyn Museum.
My work centers on existential inquiries about the usage of time, Americanness and the human condition. How does familial legacy show their presence without a physical form? I sift through mundanity and find unexpected connections in liminal spaces. My practice questions what is ethereal and explores Black migration as forms of preservation. Using unconventional printing techniques, plexiglass and inherited material, I aim for the viewer to confront themselves: a nod to W.E.B. Du Bois’ Double Consciousness and Simone Browne’s Dark Matters. Within the inherently surreal state of being Black in America, I allude to glimpses of what is felt and not seen.