|About the Artist:
(b.1974) Wayne Lawrence is a St.Kitts born documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. After studying at Santa Monica College and Brooks Institute of Photography, Lawrence relocated to New York to pursue long form documentary essays. His work is a visual diary of his life experiences, and focuses on his relationship to communities otherwise overlooked by mainstream media.
Wayne's photographs have been exhibited at the Open Society Institute, The African American Museum of Philadelphia, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, The Corridor Gallery and The Calumet Gallery and have been published by The New York Times Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Photo District News, British Journal of Photography, COLORS, Esquire, Essence, Newsweek, Trace, Vibe, XXL and Repubblica XL.
His awards include PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers in 2010 and PDN Photo Annual honors in 2010 and 2011 for his Orchard Beach photographs.
Wayne's work is included in the permanent collection of the Dusable Museum of African American History, and he is represented by Institute for Artist Management.