[December 8 2021]
New York City based photographer and filmmaker, Tyrell Hampton’s work evokes a sense of movement and life and captures subjects amidst moments of joy and unbridled exuberance. The show is a nod to Tyrell’s initiation into city life as a teenager first experiencing New York City. Speaking to his own experience, the work evokes a fantastical world once only available to him through movies and television, which gradually became reality as his perspective shifted from that of a voyeur to a participant. The images, created between 2016 and the present, celebrate community in a poignant commentary on our human need for connection. For Tyrell, who grew up dancing, likens moving through the dark room of a club to creating choreography: anticipating the moves of those around you and responding with your own rhythms. Proceeds from the exhibition go to the Alvin Ailey dance foundation.
On view now until January 9 2022 at SN37 Gallery
204 Front Street, At the Seaport, New York
Photos by Ava Perman