Harlan Bozeman | Elaine

Photographer and educator, Harlan Bozeman and I recorded at Penumbra Foundation at the end of his residency there. Harlan is a 2024 Catchlight Global Fellow and we talk mostly about his work in Elaine, Arkansas that was recognized by Catchlight. The years of work that Harlan created and still creates in Elaine is now called “Out the E” and Harlan speaks extensively about how this town, its people, its history, and the photographs he’s made has impacted his life and his own identity. We also talk about Harlan’s family ties to the Wadmalaw Island and Gullah communities. 

https://www.harlanbozeman.com/ |
https://www.catchlight.io/news/visual-storytellers-awarded-2024-catchlight-global-fellowship |

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Harlan Bozeman is a lens-based artist whose research-driven practice has focused on confronting the erasure of Black culture and its histories, and investigating the legacies of slavery and its aftermath in the American South. His previous work explored the Gullah Sea Islands communities, specifically Wadmalaw Island where his family is from, and the narratives that serve to prolong their cultural significance.

A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bozeman earned an MFA in Studio Art and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2023. Bozeman holds a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago. His work has been featured in The Atlantic, British Journal of Photography, Der Grief, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Bozeman is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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