With John Edmonds, in conversation with Antwaun Sargent

Photographer and writer John Edmonds discusses his photographic portrait series “Hoods,” which evolved from a personal exploration of reclusiveness and a broader investigation of the intersection of art, politics, and black identity. The talk coincides with the posting of one of Edmonds’ “Hoods” photographs on a billboard in New York City by the public arts organization 14x48, which repurposes vacant billboards in NYC as public art space in order to create more opportunities for emerging artists and enliven our urban environment.

TOP IMAGE: John Edmonds, from the series Hoods, 2016. Courtesy the artist and 14x48. © John Edmonds