Paradise Now with Tyler Mitchell

In conjunction with the exhibition New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, photographer and filmmaker, Tyler Mitchell closes out Black History Month with a virtual lecture on how his images of black utopia give us access to create a utopia of our own.  

Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995 Atlanta, GA) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, NL, as well as the International Center of Photography, New York, NY. He has also been included in group exhibitions at the Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, and Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn, NY. He has lectured at a number of institutions on the politics of image-making including Harvard University, Paris Photo, and the International Center of Photography (ICP). Mitchell was also awarded the 2020 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship.


  • 5:00 p.m. | Program begins, introduction Nancy Barr, Curator of Photography
  • 5:05 p.m. | Lecture with Tyler Mitchell
  • 6:00 p.m. | Q&A
  • 6:30 p.m. | Program ends


Black History Month at the DIA is generously supported by Arn & Nancy Tellem and additional support is provided by TD Bank.

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