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Shawn Theodore Art

b. 1970

Shawn Theodore is an award-winning photographer whose work opens broad conversations regarding the role of the photographer in the shaping of agency and imagery, engages in new forms of storytelling, and impacts the trajectory of the collective black consciousness.

Theodore has participated in exhibitions at various institutions, galleries and fairs, including the African American Museum in Philadelphia (2017, 2018), Mennello Museum of American Art (2018), the Barnes Foundation (2017, 2018, 2019), Steven Kasher Gallery (2018), AIPAD (2018, 2019), Hudson Valley Community College (2018), Catherine Edelman Gallery (2017), the Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt (2017), Snap! Orlando (2018), Richard Beavers Gallery (2018), PRIZM Art Fair, Scope Art Fair, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Rush Arts Gallery (2017, 2018) and the University of the Arts (2019).

Theodore's commercial projects include works for Apple, Showtime Networks, RocNation, PAPER magazine, New York magazine, Smithsonian magazine, the Atlantic, the New York Times, PDN and others.

Theodore was awarded the prestigious PDN’s 30 New & Emerging Photographers to Watch (2019), the Getty Images / ARRAY ‘Where We Stand’ (2018) grant and a grant from the Knight Foundation for ‘A Dream Deferred’ (2018). He is a two-time nominee of the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Fellowship, and a nominee of the Magnum Foundation Fund.

Theodore earned his BA in JPRA (Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising) from Temple University. He currently attends the MFA for Photography program at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD Atlanta). Theodore is a current trustee of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

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(Biography provided by Paradigm Gallery + Studio)
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Artist: Shawn Theodore
Oluchi Oneya - Li Ka We Nan Rayi Ou
By Shawn Theodore
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This photograph titled "Oluchi Oneya - Li Ka We Nan Rayi Ou" is an original artwork by Shawn Theodore measuring 36"h x 28"w (edition of 10, 2 APs). It is an archival pigment print o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Shawn Theodore Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Fanm Jade Ble
By Shawn Theodore
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This photograph titled "Fanm Jade Ble" is an original artwork by Shawn Theodore measuring 60"h x 40"w on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm. This piece is part of a solo exhibi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Shawn Theodore Art

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Platinum

The Salon of Oluchi Oneya and Leenos The Forgiving
By Shawn Theodore
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This photograph titled "The Salon of Oluchi Oneya and Leenos The Forgiving" is an original artwork by Shawn Theodore measuring 60"h x 90"w. It is an archival pigment print on Hahnemü...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Shawn Theodore Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

ManMan Walda
By Shawn Theodore
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This photograph titled "ManMan Walda" is an original artwork by Shawn Theodore measuring 36"h x 28"w on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm. This piece is part of a solo exhibit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Shawn Theodore Art

Materials

Platinum

Konfyans
By Shawn Theodore
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This photograph titled "Konfyans" is an original artwork by Shawn Theodore measuring 60"h x 90"w. It is an archival pigment print on Hahnemühle rag paper. This collection debuted at...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Shawn Theodore Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Leenos The Forgiving - Li Pa Gen Tan Pou Li Rayi
By Shawn Theodore
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This photograph titled "Leenos The Forgiving - Li Pa Gen Tan Pou Li Rayi" is an original artwork by Shawn Theodore measuring 36"h x 28"w. It is an archival pigment print on Canson In...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Shawn Theodore Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Legba At The Wede
By Shawn Theodore
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This photograph titled "Legba At The Wede" is an original artwork by Shawn Theodore measuring 60"h x 40"w on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm. This piece is part of a solo ex...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Shawn Theodore Art

Materials

Platinum

Return From The Bardos Into The Wede
By Shawn Theodore
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This photograph titled "Return From The Bardos Into The Wede" is an original artwork by Shawn Theodore measuring 18"h x 24"w on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm. This piece i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Shawn Theodore Art

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Platinum

Se Nan Pue Bwa A Pichpen
By Shawn Theodore
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This photograph titled "Se Nan Pue Bwa A Pichpen" is an original artwork by Shawn Theodore measuring 60"h x 40"w. It is an archival pigment print on Hahnemühle rag paper. This collec...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Shawn Theodore Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

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Legba At The Wede
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Shawn Theodore Art

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Platinum

ManMan Walda
By Shawn Theodore
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Shawn Theodore Art

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Platinum

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By Shawn Theodore
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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