Nearly 40 years after Baldwin Lee’s initial 2,000-mile road trip, the first solo exhibition of his work in New York is on view at the gallery from September 22 through November 12, 2022. The exhibition Baldwin Lee coincides with the publication of a new monograph of his work by Hunters Point Press in New York.
The exhibition presents 30 photographs selected from the book, from an archive containing nearly 10,000 black-and-white negatives from the seven-year period. The images by Lee, a first generation Chinese American, show an intimate portrayal of daily life in the American South that is considered to be among the most remarkable in the last half century. Most of the work in the exhibition has never before been on public view. His compelling depictions of childhood pleasures, the working life of adults, the bonds among families and communities reveal the artist’s unique commitment to picturing life in America.
The monograph, Baldwin Lee, is published by Hunters Point Press. The book focuses on a selection of 88 images edited by the photographer Barney Kulok and includes an interview with Lee by the curator Jessica Bell Brown, and an essay by the writer Casey Gerald.
Size: 11.1 x 11.65 x 0.87 inches
Publisher: Hunters Point Press
Signed copies available for $70