(b.1974) Wayne Lawrence is a St. Kitts born documentary fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work represents a visual diary of his life’s journey 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 New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Mare, Newsweek, British Journal of Photography, COLORS, Communication Arts, Photo District News, Le Monde, Gioia, GUP and Marie Claire.
PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers, Clarke/Oshin Gallery, Los Angeles, April 2010
Kamoinge: In The Moment, Calumet Gallery, New York, February 2010
Positivity: Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, June 2008
Moving Walls 14, Open Society Institute, New York, March 2008
Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
Message In The Masquerade, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, 2005
International Photography Awards - International Photographer of the Year Finalist, 2012
Internationa Photography Awards - People Photographer of the Year, 2012
American Photography 28, Selected, 2012
PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers, New York 2010
PDN’s Photo Annual, New York, (Sony Emerging Photographer, 2010), 2011
Katrina Media Fellowship, Open Society Institute, New York, 2008
Beach-goers near the Bronx in New York may look eccentric to some people. However, Wayne Lawrence's portraits reflect the dignity and pride of a community standing in defiance of popular opinion.