Kerry Stuart Coppin

September 5, 2002 - September 28, 2002

Kerry Stuart Coppin
2002

Image © Kerry Stuart Coppin

Kerry Stuart Coppin
2002

Image © Kerry Stuart Coppin

Kerry Stuart Coppin
2002

Image © Kerry Stuart Coppin

Kerry Stuart Coppin
2002

Image © Kerry Stuart Coppin

Kerry Stuart Coppin


Kerry Stuart Coppin’s black and white images of Senegal address issues of African American cultural identity and community experience. Coppin traveled to Senegal to produce visual interpretations of African communities as a means of establishing contextualizing images to document the Black community experience, culture life and customs. As an African American artist he writes, “It is my ambition to produce provocative photographic interpretations that elaborate and celebrate positive aspects of Black community experienceÉI am trying to use photography as a tool, as an instrument, to change the way we as Black people look at ourselves and the world.”