In late January 2022, Bruce Bennett (2014 Photography) began his residency at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York in partnership with YoungArts, turning his lens on his relationship to celebrate the inherent magic of Black Love. Concluding with a public exhibition titled “Easy When The Love Don’t Hide,” Bennett shares a series of new large-scale black-and-white photographs that explore the intersection of identity—including race, gender, sexuality and socioeconomics— and take viewers into Bennett’s home and the natural landscapes where his love first blossomed.
“We all know what love is, and in my eyes, love is another word for life. It’s another word for art. Love is everywhere, and it’s what brings this earth together,” Bennett shared on one of the central themes of his new work.
Every year YoungArts partners with 7G Foundation and Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York for a residency and exhibition featuring a New York City-based YoungArts award winner working in the mediums of photography and video. The opportunity includes a financial subsidy to create a body of work and produce a solo show in the Baxter St gallery as well as access to the Baxter St at the Camera Club dark room, studio resources, and their Art Advisory Committee. Learn more about this and other residency opportunities for YoungArts award winners.
Video by Lloyd McCullough.