Artist’s Project: John Edmonds


“We see so much imagery all day, every day and I want to interrupt the way we see. Interrupt the way we see fashion and youth imagery. I am trying to talk about my own experience. It’s very personal to me because I’m black and male. It starts with me.”—John Edmonds

Since receiving his M.F.A. from Yale in 2014, photographer John Edmonds has gained a fervent following for his remarkable photographic works. For this project for Esopus 25, Edmonds shot a brand-new series of portraits and still lifes entitled Tribes. Project includes a removable 22 x 27" poster.

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John Edmonds, an artist based in Brooklyn, received an M.F.A. in photography from the Yale University School of Art and a B.F.A. in photography from the Corcoran School of Arts and Design, and he has held residencies at Light Work, Syracuse, New York; the Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York; and The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. His recent exhibitions include Family Pictures at the Columbus Museum of Art (2018); Tête-à-Tête at David Castillo Gallery (2017); and James Baldwin/Jim Brown & The Children at The Artist’s Institute, New York (2016). Edmonds is represented by ltd los angeles, whose 2018 solo exhibition of Edmonds’s work, Higher, was accompanied by an eponymous monograph released by Capricious Publishing.