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Winter hours:
Wed to Sat 11am - 5pm

Sunday 12 - 5pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

The online shop is always open!

Paul Mpagi Sepuya

$35.00

Paul Mpagi Sepuya presents the work of one of the most prominent, up-and-coming photographers working today. 

Sepuya primarily makes studio photographs of friends, artists, collaborators, and himself, inviting viewers to consider the construction of subjectivity. He challenges and deconstructs traditional portraiture by way of collage, layering, fragmentation, mirror imagery, and the perspective of a black, queer gaze. In contrast to the slick artifice of contemporary portraiture, Sepuya suggests the human element of picture taking—fingerprints, smudges, dust on the surface of mirrors. He also allows glimpses into the studio setting—including tripods, backdrops, lenses, and the photographer himself—encouraging multivalent narrative reads of each image. For Sepuya, photography is a tactile and communal enterprise. Although the creation of artist books has been a long-standing part of his practice, Paul Mpagi Sepuya is the first publication of his work to be released widely, copublished with the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis on the occasion of a major solo exhibition.

Photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Authored and interviewed by Wassan Al-Khudhairi. Text by Malik Gaines, Lucy Gallun, Ariel Goldberg, Evan Moffitt, and Grace Wales Bonner.

  • Paperback, 8 x 10 inches
  • Number of pages: 96
  • ISBN: 9781597114806