Revealing insights about family life and the quotidian in the 21st century, Family Album explores the work of artists of color who examine themselves and history through the visual language of family photographs. The exhibition presents new work by Dannielle Bowman and Janna Ireland among contemporaries including Germane Barnes, Mark Bradford, Micaiah Carter, Tony Cokes, Sandra de la Loza, Mercedes Dorame, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Genevieve Gaignard, Leslie Hewitt, Deana Lawson, Tyler Mitchell, Star Montana, Zora Murff, and Chino Otsuka.
Featured artists confront the physical, political, and emotional aspects of home. Some artists mine their personal archives, while others challenge the aesthetic conventions of snapshots. Integral to the exhibition is the exploration of community. Design, installation, and video consider the impact of segregation laws in American neighborhoods today. Photography, the medium that simulates seeing, summons sensations of daily life and memories of loved ones.