UOVO Prize winner, John Edmonds. Photo: Hudson Bohr.

New York Review of UOVO Prize Winner John Edmonds

August 30, 2019

UOVO Prize Winner John Edmonds is profiled in the New York Review of Books, noting: “This was a big summer for Edmonds, who earned an MFA at Yale in 2016, and whose well-received series of portraits featuring young black men, many in du-rags and hoodies with their backs to the camera, was collected last year in his first book, Higher. Some photographs from this series, along with newer works, are featured in this year’s Whitney Biennial. Running concurrently with the Biennial, a solo exhibition, “Between Pathos and Seduction,” was on view at the Company Gallery in New York from June 6 through July 27. And in early July, Edmonds was awarded the Brooklyn Museum’s inaugural UOVO Prize for emerging Brooklyn-based artists, which includes a cash prize, a public installation, and a solo exhibition at the museum in 2020.”

Read the complete article on the New York Review of Books website, here.


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