Thu, Jun 15, 2023,67 Online / Zoom

Talk

Fellowship 23 Conversations: Dominick McDuffie and Terrell Halsey

Keystone Award winner Dominick McDuffie is a photographer whose practice is rooted in community, cultural preservation, and documenting Black spaces in Pittsburgh and the people in and around them. Keystone Award honorable mention Terrell Halsey fuses street, conceptual, documentary, and portraiture to create visual experiences of humanity and better contextualize the world around him. Specifically, Halsey explores how contemporary Black experience is shaped by the physical manifestation of social structures that systematically and psychologically inhibit and displace.

Hear both artists discuss their work in Fellowship 23 and join an open discussion about how photography can provide a greater understanding of place, belonging, and community.

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Participating Artists

  1. Dominick McDuffie (b.1993) is an emerging multidisciplinary artist specializing in documentary photography. As a self-taught photographer, his photography is rooted in community, cultural preservation and authentically documenting Black spaces, as well as the people in and around them. Following the tradition of image makers he admires such as Gordon Parks, Teenie Harris and Ming Smith he uses film photography to give a warmness and a natural feel that he wants to convey in images. His images attempt to invoke feelings within the viewer through images.

  2. Terrell Halsey (b. 1993) is an artist/photographer in Philadelphia, PA. A film and media arts graduate of Temple University, he transferred his knowledge of the camera from video to still imagery. As an artist he fuses street, conceptual, documentary, and portraiture to create visual experiences of humanity and better contextualize the world around him. He seeks to progress the voice and representation of black and brown people and use his craft to spark conversations. His work paints realities while also allowing space for reflection, conception, and abstraction.