The personal is political in the work of Jacqueline Tarry and Bradley McCallum. The interracial couple, best known for powerful evocations of racial issues, explore the relationships among history, visual media and memory in “Evenly Yoked,” their absorbing exhibition at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.
As I wrote in my AJC review, the exhibition, a six-year survey, introduces a new theme: race and entertainment. "In the 'Projections' series, strikingly composed and deliberately blurred images such as Eddie Cantor in blackface, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson on stage and stills from films such as 'Imitation of Life' prompt thoughts about identity, stereotyping and the metaphor of the mask."
There is only one week left to see Scott Schuman’s remarkable portrait photographs at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery. Originally published on his now legendary blog The Sartorialist, and now available in a handsome paperback from Penguin, they are better seen in these 11-by-17-inch prints, because the small details matter.
Schuman is almost worshipped as a guru of cutting-edge fashion trends, his business being the spotting of trends before anyone else realizes they might be trendy. He does this on The Sartorialist blog by capturing brilliant moments of personal style encountered on the streets of New York, Milan, London or Paris.