Installation view of Tyler Mitchell’s <em>Albany (Georgia)</em> work on display as part of NGV Triennial from 3 December 2023 – 7 April 2024 at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Sean Fennessy

Tyler Mitchell

Photo: courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Tyler Mitchell
United States born 1995

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During 2020, when Tyler Mitchell was unable to visit home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he created several bodies of work that drew on his nostalgia for home and the ideal of a Black utopia. His photographs explore personal memories and reimagine the experiences of being Black in public spaces in the southern states of America. He has described his work as actively avoiding the stereotypes imposed on the Black body and seeking to ‘reclaim small moments of everyday joy, which is so important because generations before us weren’t necessarily able to’.

Tyler Mitchell is a photographer, film maker and artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. He received a BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. His work has been in solo exhibitions at Frieze Masters London; Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto; Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam; and the International Center of Photography, New York. He has exhibited in group exhibitions at Aperture Foundation, New York, and Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn. He has been a visiting artist and lecturer at Yale University, Harvard University, New York University, Paris Photo and the International Center of Photography. In 2020, Mitchell was awarded the Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship.

Bowness Family Fund for Photography, 2022