An image of John Edmonds, the inaugural recipient of the UOVO Prize
John Edmonds, New York City, 2019 (Image: Hudson Bohr)(Detail)

The Brooklyn Museum awards John Edmonds The UOVO Prize – Artsy

July 11, 2019

Brooklyn-based photographer John Edmonds is the first recipient of The UOVO Prize, a collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and the NYC based art storage facility UOVO.  The UOVO Prize was announced earlier this year calling for emerging artists in the Brooklyn area. In addition to a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum Edmonds will also have his work installed on the facade of UOVO: Brooklyn, our forthcoming storage facility in the Bushwick neighborhood. “Best known for his sensitive depictions of young Black men, Edmonds uses photography and video to create sumptuous portraits and still lifes that challenge art historical precedents and center Black queer desire. He often uses a large-format camera to heighten the staging of his subjects and explore their sculptural potential, making reference to religious paintings and modernist photography. ”

Read all about it on Artsy’s website here.