Andrew Dosunmu’s first Solo exhibition of his photography opens in New York City today. Hotel Particulier is pleased to present Andrew Dosunmu first Solo exhibition – a show of 10 photographs selected from over 10 years of photography, personal and commissioned work. Each large format photographs stand by itself, a bold tribute to the profound, intense and yet extremely stylish work. A dignified statement, homage to each truly individual and anonymous, and caught by Andrew Dosunmu with conscientiousness and momentum. Dare to catch me could be the rhythm of this poetical journey; real life and narrative where each character dare the photographer and us, the viewer to catch him or her before disappearance or escapism. With their masks, hood, sunglasses or mirror all real life accessories to twist the reality, and “play” the appearance, Andrew Dosunmu’s Heroes, like in his movies are beautiful in the light, and amazingly desirable.
Andrew Dosunmu currently lives and works in New York. Raised and educated in Nigeria, Dosunmu began his career as a design assistant at the fashion house of Yves Saint Laurent. He has subsequently worked as a creative director and fashion photographer whose images have appeared in a variety of international magazines. Besides a flourishing career in photography, Dosunmu is also active in film and television. His award-winning documentary Hot Irons (1999) showcases the artistry of some of Detroit’s finest African-American hairstylists as they prepare for the annual “Hair Wars” competition. In South Africa, Dosunmu has directed episodes of the widely acclaimed television series “Yizo, Yizo” which dramatizes the policy debates around education in post- apartheld South Africa through a frank presentation of the social crises and conflicts at a Johannesburg high school. Dosunmu has also served as creative director for album covers (for such artists as Erykah Badu and Public Enemy), and directed music videos, including his first for Issac Hayes in 1996 and others for Angie Stone, Common, Wyclef Jean, Kelis, Aaron Neville, Maxwell and Tracy Chapman. Dosunmu participated in the photography exhibition “Snap Judgements: New Positions in Contemporary Photography” at the International Center of Photography, curated by Okwui Enwezor, in 2006.
Sundance feature film lab fellows (screenwriting and directing labs). MOTHER OF GEORGE and awarded a 2006 Annenberg Fellowship and won the 2006 Maryland Filmmakers Fellowship, and was one of three USA finalists for the 2005 NHK/Sundance award.
ANDREW DOSUNMU : ELSEWHERE
10 years of photography
April 15 – May 6 2014
Curated by Béatrice Dupire.
Press Preview opening April 15 2014
from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Reception April 22 2014
from 6.30pm to 9pm
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