Project info

Kamau Z. Akabueze and kamau ware were destined to share a space in the world together since before they were born. Their fathers (Sam and Sam) were friends and worked together as they came of age in Pittsburg, PA. They were both born with their father’s names. Their mothers are both educators, and in 1993, it was through their mothers that they learned they they had both chosen the name Kamau for themselves within months of each other as they come of age in different parts of the country.

Photography has brought their voices, vision, and lives together once again in ‘EXPOSED,’ though both men found this medium of artistic expression outside of their storied friendship.

'EXPOSED' is a portrait in parallels. A study in physical, natural, and interpersonal landscapes.

While their monochromatic studies in this experience take place in different environments, with different subject matter, there is a distinctly symphonic dialogue between their bodies of work. This harmony is brought to a crescendo in a series of double exposures crafted by Juan Manuel Reyes - a gifted graphic artist and photographer in his own right, whom Mr. Akabueze met through a mutual artistic admiration on Instagram.