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About the Photographer
Born and based in New York City, Accra Shepp has exhibited in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. His work is in a variety of collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. A senior Fulbright Fellow, he has also received grants from Art Matters, Artadia, and the New York Foundation for the Arts among others.
His work has been exhibited all over the world. An installation titled “Windbook” is on display now through December 2018 at the National Library of Luxembourg and he is in a group show at the Museum of Photography (FOAM) in Amsterdam. His images have appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Harper’s as well as a number of books, most recently The Order of Things, edited by Brian Wallis (Steidl 2015). Accra teaches at The Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts.
"I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet all the artists who became a part of this project. Poets, musicians, visual artists, actors, dancers, and a even a lawyer leading a group of young photographers, they and their work were incredible and inspiring. But what was most beautiful was the generosity of spirit and the tradition of mutual support they demonstrated. They all knew each other and spoke of one another with respect and admiration. Their commitment to social justice was practiced not just in their work, but in their lives."
— Accra Shepp
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