On January 20, 7–8pm EST, join Clifford King, runner-up of the 2020–2021 Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers, in an artist talk.
King’s work chronicles intimate, domestic, and tender moments of Black queer masculinity. His most recent project is a deeply personal account of life with HIV: the side effects and routine, the moments of domesticity, the warm encounters of friends and lovers. Building on the artistic legacy of the AIDS crisis, King’s photographs tell stories of sensuality and life in his community. With Black gay and bisexual men the most likely group to be affected by HIV in the US, these stories are essential, says King: “These stories are out there, but some of them have been lost. I think that while we still can, we should speak for ourselves, for the better.”
Following his talk, Clifford will be joined in conversation with his friend and collaborator Paul Mpagi Sepuya.