I was recently commissioned to photograph five generations of descendants of Solomon Northup, author of “12 Years a Slave”. The feature can be seen in this week’s newsstand ‘Oscar’s Edition’ of The Hollywood Reporter as well as here.
However small, I feel honored to play a role in the sharing of Solomon Northup’s legacy. It was definitely an experience that I’ll always treasure. Enjoy!
Mariko Sakaguchi’s self-portraits put an interesting spin on the spectacle of the self and the modern urge to divulge intimate details of oneself – to reveal one’s self fully to another in a way that is both controlled and vulnerable.
We’re saddened by the loss of artist Malick Sidibé, a chronicler of life in post-independence Mali. His photograph Look at Me! is on view now on the fourth floor as part of From the Collection: 1960–1969.
Over the last few years, Bessie has been taking writing classes. Writing poetry has helped her explore the depths of her personal history, and at age 69 Bessie feels she’s become a stronger woman than she ever knew she could be.
Both of the girls in these photographs are the photographer herself. Otsuka worked with a digital retoucher to seamlessly insert
contemporary self-portraits into old photographs from a family photo
She was born in Japan and moved to the UK at age 10, and these reflect the intersection of both of those identities.
These photos become a portal to the past where she can talk with her younger self. She invites you the viewer to join her on this journey of self-discovery.