feature: photographer barron claiborne

December 12, 2013

Barron Claiborne’s large-format photography evokes portraiture from another place and time, even as it deftly captures his subjects with a wholly modern lens on their inner lives. Texture, tone and costume are utilized to evoke the timelessness of the human emotions we glimpse in his subjects’ faces and bodies. He frequently explores the male gaze in relation to women of color, creating multiple dialogues about internal versus external sexual and racial identities. He is currently creating a documentary about his hometown of Boston, MA.

Upcoming Projects:

– Film: Sundance, Category, All The Beautiful Things

– Film: Nguva featuring Wangechi Mutu

– Book: “Dark Girls”, with Bill Duke and Sheila Mose