Specializing in fashion-based portraiture, my work has been featured on Vogue Italia, Beyonce.com, The New York Times, The Cut and more…
THE DANDY LION PROJECT
“The Waiting Man I,” by the American photographer Kia Chenelle (Dyson), represents the epitome of male sartorial elegance. While the image could easily pass for a high fashion photograph, it is more of a portrait and, beyond that, a meditation on black male self-possession and power.”
-Maurice Berger, The New York Times
Created and curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis, The Dandy Lion Project is a highly acclaimed traveling exhibition project featuring the images of emerging photographers and filmmakers from various regions around the African Diaspora. Their subject matter is young Black men across the globe, who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of masculinity within the Black community. Dandy Lion also confronts the myth of the young Black man as “thug” via the juxtaposition of an alternative style of dress.
With this exhibit, my work has been on display at:
-The Reginald Lewis Museum
-Lowe Art Museum at The University of Miami
-MoAD San Francisco
-Brighton Photo Biennial 2016
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