On Friday, September 7th, at 7pm, join artist and photographer John Edmonds and writer and editor Marjon Carlos as they discuss Edmonds’s most recent series Tribe (2018), which is featured in Esopus 25. The conversation, which will focus on race, representation, art history, and pop culture, will take place at the School of Visual Arts Library West (133 W. 21st Street, Lower Level).
Marjon Carlos is a journalist, editor, and brand consultant, living and working in New York. She recently served as the Senior Fashion Writer at Vogue.com, where her work explored the intersection of style, culture, gender, and race—an outgrowth of her academic research in Gender and African American Studies at Brown and Columbia Universities, respectively. A native of Dallas, Carlos previously held editorial posts at Saint Heron and Fusion, and her work has appeared within the pages of American Vogue, Wall Street Journal, ELLE UK, Essence, andLurve Magazine, and on ELLE, W Magazine, and The Fader’s digital platforms.
John Edmonds (b. 1989) is an American artist and photographer who first came to public recognition with his intimate portraits of lovers, close friends and strangers. His work explores themes of identity, community and desire. Noted for his highly formalist photographs in which he focuses on the performative gestures and self-fashioning of young black men on the streets of America, his work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Columbus Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. His debut monograph, Higher, will be published in Fall of 2018 by Capricious Publishing. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.