MFA, Yale University
Dawoud Bey began his career as a photographer in 1975 photographing in the streets of Harlem, New York. This five year project was later exhibited in his first one-person exhibition, "Harlem, USA" at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1979. His photographs have been widely published and exhibited extensively both in this country and in Europe at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Fogg Art Museum, The Addison Gallery of American Art, the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A major twenty-year survey of his photographs was organized by the Walker Art Center, where it opened in 1995. The exhibition then toured museums throughout the United States and Great Britain through 1998. He has completed a number of collaborative projects with various communities and museums since 1992. With the National Portrait Gallery in London, he worked with high school and college students from three schools in London. He is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, David Beitzel Gallery in New York and Galerie Nordenhake in Stockholm, Sweden.