September 1–30, 2020
Opening Reception: September 12, 2020 6–10pm EST
Lecture: September 12, 2020 8:00pm EST
Big Day Gallery is pleased to present film photographer Jon Henry’s Stranger Fruit depicting the modern day African American mother and child echoing the form of The Pieta.
Jon Henry is a visual artist working with photography and text, from Queens NY (resides in Brooklyn). His work reflects on family, sociopolitical issues, grief, trauma and healing within the African American community. His work has been published both nationally and internationally and exhibited in numerous galleries including Aperture Foundation, Smack Mellon, and BRIC among others. Known foremost for the cultural activism in his work, his projects include studies of athletes from different sports and their representations.
Jon Henry was recently granted the En Foco 2020 Fellowship, and was awarded the the Film Photo Prize for Continuing Film Project sponsored by Kodak. He was also recently named one of LensCulture’s Emerging Artists for 2019.