PHASE ONE: INVENTORY
In January 2019, PCPP staff including Karen Gaines and Nicole Kaack began the process of compiling a preliminary inventory of Shawn Walker’s studio boxes, noting the scope of the archive and collection. We were assisted by NYU graduate volunteer, Lizette Terry, and our Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation Intern, Nikisha Roberts.
PHASE TWO: CATALOGUING
Beginning in March 2019, PCPP will catalogue Shawn Walker’s collection of final prints spanning the 1960s to the present. In conjunction with the processing project, Lizette Terry and Walker will conduct an oral history survey to trace the influences that inflected the photographic practices of the Kamoinge Workshop, a Harlem-based collective of which Walker was a founding member, as well as the impact that this group of photographers had on contemporary work.
Harlem Streets ©Shawn W. Walker
From Be-Bop to Illusion 1990 - 2014 ©Shawn W. Walker
Misterioso Series ©Shawn W. Walker
Parades ©Shawn W. Walker
Wall Series ©Shawn W. Walker