Aperture is pleased to make available for purchase a selection of the works featured in the exhibition, The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion, curated by Antwaun Sargent.Proceeds from the sale of works in the show help support this next generation of artists, as well as benefit Aperture's publishing, educational and public programs.


See a full list of images by each here; contact [email protected] to inquire about specific works, and for current availability and pricing information. 

Works by Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Micaiah Carter, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs, and Stephen Tayo.


The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion presents fifteen artists, whose vibrant portraits and conceptual images fuse the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. Their work has been widely consumed in traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, and museums, as well as on their individual social-media channels, reinfusing the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body with new vitality and substance. The images open up conversations around the roles of the black body and black lives as subject matter; collectively, they celebrate black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image. Seeking to challenge the idea that blackness is homogenous, the works serve as a form of visual activism. It’s a perspective often seen from this loose movement of emerging talents, who are creating photography in vastly different contexts—New York and Johannesburg, Lagos and London. The results—often made in collaboration with black stylists and fashion designers—present new perspectives on the medium of photography and the notions of race and beauty, gender and power.


Antwaun Sargent is an independent writer, curator, and critic, whose work has been published in the New YorkerNew York TimesWVogueVICE, and various museum catalogues, among other publications.

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