Capricious recently announced the recipient of their first Capricious Photo Award Winner, John Edmonds.
John Edmonds is an important, rising voice in contemporary photography, distilling mediations on black masculinity into affecting portraiture. The book will be the culmination of several bodies of work unified around his interests in the Black body as a site for contemplation, spirituality and beauty. This is Edmonds’ first book.
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Back when it all began in 2010/11(?) with @thecreoleking ! I can’t believe all that has changed since then- my handwriting, my style of picture making- and what has stayed the same-my commitment to the medium, the critical act of looking as an act of love and affinity for the everyday muse. It’s so exciting to look back and not even know which year something was done. Getting older- and wiser !
John Edmonds is an artist working in photography whose practice includes fabric, video, and text. He received his MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art and his BFA in Photography at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design.
The Capricious Photo Award was founded by Sophie Mörner and provides one photographer with the financial resources and editorial support to bring a body of work to fruition in book form.
The 2017 Capricious Photo Award jury consisted of Sophie Mörner, Anika Sabin, Katherine Hubbard, Charlotte Cotton, Deborah Willis, Shannon Michael Cane, Hanna Liden, JOFF, Emma Reeves, Tim Barber, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Melanie Bonajo.