Kerry Stuart Coppin – The Tooth of the Lion

28.03.2011 in16:47 in Documentary, People -->


Kerry is an American of African descent, an artist and professor, who has published widely, received countless fellowships and awards and exhibited his works in far to many places to begin listing here. He is “documentary-style” photographer whose work addresses issues of African American cultural identity and community experience. These images were all taken in Dakar, Senegal and are a selection drawn from an ongoing project of visual and oral research whose ultimate goal is to “use photographs and essays to contextualize African urban life and to problematize the presentation of Africa as a desolate region devoid of art, culture, history”. A very original and perceptive series using rich sepia for atmospheric mood and, for selected images, a panoramic view.