WHO WE ARE
HANK WILLIS THOMAS is a photo conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. He received a BFA in Photography and Africana studies from New York University and his MFA/MA in Photography and Visual Criticism from the California College of Arts. Thomas’ monograph, Pitch Blackness, was published by Aperture. He has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad including, the International Center of Photography, Galerie Michel Rein in Paris, Studio Museum in Harlem, Galerie Henrik Springmann in Berlin, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, among others. Thomas’ work is in numerous public collections including The Museum of Modern Art New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The High Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. His collaborative projects have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and installed permanently at the Oakland International Airport, The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, The Oakland Museum of California, and the University of California, San Francisco. He is also and a recipient of the New Media grant from Tribeca Film Institute and New Media Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography for his transmedia project, Question Bridge: Black Males. Recent notable exhibitions include Hank Willis Thomas at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Repetition and Difference at the Jewish Museum in New York. He was recently appointed to the Public Design Commission for the city of New York. Thomas is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City and Goodman Gallery in South Africa.
ERIC GOTTESMAN is a photographer, teacher, and artist. Central to his practice is collaboration. He uses photography, writing and video to engage others in conversation and critical thought about the social structures that surround them, and him. Among other awards, he is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Creative Capital Artist Fellowship, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant and an Aaron Siskind Artist Fellowship. His work is in various collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and his first book, Sudden Flowers, was published to critical acclaim in 2014. He is currently a visiting professor at Hampshire College.
WYATT GALLERY, a person not a place, received his BFA from NYU Tisch School of The Arts and was a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship, PDN top 30 under 30 & Rising Stars, and 25 Under 25 Up-and-Coming American Photographers. His highly publicized books and traveling exhibitions, Tent Life: Haiti and #Sandy, have successfully raised awareness for communities affected by natural disasters and donated 100% of the royalties to organizations helping to rebuild. His photographs are in numerous major collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the George Eastman House, and were featured in Moving Walls 19 at George Soros’ Open Society. His work has been published in Esquire, Departures, Afar, Mother Jones, and The New York Times, amongst others. Wyatt’s forthcoming book and traveling exhibition, Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean documents the oldest Jewish sites in the Western Hemisphere, located within the Caribbean.