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Black America by Chris Cook

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In 2020, I had the opportunity to document the experiences of various individuals living in different parts of New York City. With the pandemic drastically changing our daily lives, I decided to focus on how people adapted to these changes. During my journey, I met and captured a portrait of a man on the subway holding a newspaper. The headline of the newspaper caught my attention: “Surviving the Enemy’s Death Plot: Black America.” Unfortunately, data has shown that Black, Hispanic, and other people of color are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. We have seen a significant difference in terms of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths compared to White people.

Chris Cook is a fine artist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He dedicates himself to preserving stories and experiences that capture the beauty and complexity of the human experience for future generations.

Chris Cook is a fine artist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He dedicates himself to preserving stories and experiences that capture the beauty and complexity of the human experience for future generations. On February 20, 2021, Cook exhibited his solo exhibition, “Am I Next?” at the Welancora Gallery in Brooklyn. The exhibition showcased his Black Lives Matter movement documentation from May 2020 to September 2020. In 2021, the Valentine Museum of Art acquired 160 of his “Black Lives Matter” photographs. Additionally, Cook recently published his latest monograph, “Black Lives Matter.” His works have been acquired by prestigious institutions such as the Schomburg Center, the British Library, the Met Museum, and the Whitney Museum. Cook has exhibited in galleries and conducted chats and workshops throughout New York State. His work has also been featured in various publications, including The Washington Post and ABC News.

Artwork: Black America, 2024 by Chris Cook
20 x 24 inches Silver gelatin photographic print

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