HOLDUP in the HOOD is both a personal and communal exploration of self. It concerns the identity of self that comes with the realization of making one’s mark. The photographs in this series are taken from a larger body of work that documents an after-school, collaborative arts curriculum rooted in self-portraiture. They incorporate drawings, re-cycled photographs, print media and body gesture to explore issues of identity including: race, class and gender.”
Francis Crisafio 2016


"HOLDUP in the HOOD is a finalist on LENSCULTURE for the Exposure Awards 2015. Jurors included | Denise Wolff, Chris Littlewood, David Chickey, Christopher Rauschenberg, Roger Tooth

A print from the series will be featured in the PRINT CENTER'S, 90th Annual International in May 2016, Philadelphia, PA. Many thanks to Jurors | Alex Klein and Mungo Thomson, 05.2016

I had the pleasure of hanging out in New Orleans for the opening @ the OGDEN MUSEUM of SOUTHERN ART, "CURRENTS 2015" exhibition where "HOLDUP in the HOOD" was featured with six images. Many thanks to curator Alexa Dilworth from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for including the work. The show ran from 12.10.2015 > 01.24.2016

A couple of "HOOD" prints were included in showings at the NEWSPACE CENTER for PHOTOGRAPHY, "NOW" exhibition in Portland, OR.,
with Juror | Yaelle S. Amir, 10.2 > 10.31, 2015 and at the LOS ANGELES CENTER for PHOTOGRAPHY, "Members' Exhibition" with Juror | Patricia Lanza, 07.25 > 08.30.2015

Exhibition history for "HOLDUP"