Dawoud Bey head image

Dawoud Bey: First-Year Florida Re-Visited

October 6, 2015 - March 6, 2016

In 2011, acclaimed photographer Dawoud Bey made portraits of ‘first-year” UF students, and asked them to write of their “hopes, dreams and fears.” Now, five years later, the Harn is exhibiting these images again after contacting these same students inviting them to write about their UF experience—several responded. Their comments—“Then” and “Now”—are exhibited with the original portraits.

Programming will use First-Year Florida Re-Visited to discuss the positive and negative experiences of being a person of color in a largely white community, and about majority-white students’ experiences of the same community.    

Images (left to right)

Dawoud Bey, Seth/Chantal, First Year Florida Project, 2010
Dawoud Bey, Julius/Courtney, First Year Florida Project, 2010
Dawoud Bey, Emily/Danielle, First Year Florida Project, 2010
All images: Museum purchase, funds provided by the Melvin and Lorna Rubin Fund