Higher by John Edmonds is a monograph spanning the first decade of his photographic practice and includes texts by Dr. Aaron Rosen, Durga Chew-Bose, and conversation with Mickalene Thomas.
John Edmonds is an artist working in photography who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art and his BFA in Photography at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design. Most recognized for projects in which he has focused on the performative gestures and self-fashioning of young black men on the streets of America, he also makes evocative portraits of lovers, close friends, and strangers. His Fine Print Program print is part of an ongoing series of portraits of men wearing du-rags, made in Syracuse during his residency at Light Work. He has also held residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and Fabrica: The United Colors of Benneton’s Research Center. Recent exhibitions include tete-a-tete at David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL, Do You See Me? at the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and James Baldwin/Jim Brown & The Children at The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY. His work is in both private and public collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, FOAM Museum Amsterdam Library, and the George Eastman Museum. Edmonds participated in Light Work’s artist-in-residence program in January 2017.