Clifford Prince King

2020 Giard Grant Runner-Up

Clifford Prince King (b. 1993) is a photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. As an artist who did not attend college or formally study the medium, his imagery is uniquely his own. After graduating high school, King began documenting his intimate relationships, which has since evolved into a way to challenge, explore, and negotiate concepts of black gay sexuality, masculinity, and community.

In the last two years, King has photographed for Out Magazine, Gay Times Magazine, and has worked with designers Come Tees, Phlemuns and No Sesso. In 2019, King had his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles at New Image Gallery and produced a short film for Notes on Intimacy, a group show curated by Alima Lee at Shoot the Lobster Gallery.

Clifford Prince King’s grant will support the development of his work celebrating gay black male domestic life. King documents black men at home, celebrating black queer men in a familiar, yet unseen, perspective through intimate scenes.