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 is an artist working in photography whose practice includes fabric, video, and text. He received his M.F.A. in photography from Yale University School of Art and his B.F.A. in photography at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design. Most recognized for his projects in which he focused on the performative gestures and self-fashioning of young black men on the streets of America, he is also known for his portraits of lovers, close friends, and strangers. He has participated in residencies at Light Work, Syracuse, NY; the Center of Photography at Woodstock, New York; FABRICA: The United Colors of Benneton’s Research Center, Treviso, Italy, and The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. Recent exhibitions include Family Pictures at the Columbus Museum of Art, curated by by Drew Sawyer, tête-à-tête at David Castillo Gallery, curated by Mickalene Thomas, James Baldwin/Jim Brown & The Children at The Artist’s Institute curated by Hilton Als, and Face to Face at the California African American Museum. A catalogue of his solo show,Anonymous, was published by Light Work in the Fall of 2017 and his forthcoming monograph, Higher, will be published by Capricious Publishing in the spring of 2018. Edmonds lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and is represented by ltd los angeles.