Drew Sawyer: Mentorship is often intergenerational, yet the photography and art worlds have changed so dramatically over the past 50 years, especially with regard to access to information and ways of distributing work. How do you think your own understanding of photography was shaped by when you first started to think about or engage with the medium?
Dawoud Bey and Tyler Mitchell Reveal Photography's New Inspirations
Dawoud Bey’s pensive landscape photography echoes his visionary catalogue of Black portraiture, which has documented communities from his native Harlem, New York, to all across the continental U.S. over the last 45 years. Crossing boundaries of interest and time, he speaks with fellow photographer Tyler Mitchell, who at just 27 has enchanted industries of both art and fashion, about the histories of their practices and new ways of expression.