Dannielle Bowman – Episode 8

For the eighth installment of PhotoWork with Sasha Wolf, Sasha and artist, Dannielle Bowman, talk about Dannielle’s amazing trajectory, from almost giving up on making photographs, to being invited to work on the New York Times 1619 Project. Dannielle, who was awarded the Aperture Portfolio Prize this year, speaks at length about her work, and explains why and how she looks to create real ambiguity in her pictures. Dannielle discusses how shooting for the 1619 Project has had a lasting impact on her personally and on her work. The episode ends with a brief discussion of Dannielle’s experience at Yale in the MFA program and the strong bonds she formed there with her fellow students and professors.


Dannielle Bowman received a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from the Yale School of Art, where she was awarded the 2018 Richard Benson Prize. In 2019, she was a contributor to the New York Times Magazine’s The 1619 Project, and in 2020 she was awarded the Aperture Portfolio Prize. Bowman has been an artist in residence at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York; the Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York; and PICTURE BERLIN. Bowman has exhibited in the US and internationally. She lives and works in New York.