Reality Retrospect Rebirth
A Harlem Odyssey
by M. Scott Johnson,Frederick Douglass Academy II
A stunning coming of age portfolio by children of Harlem's Frederick Douglass Academy II.
Led by Community Works Inc. resident photographer M. Scott Johnson and their teacher/ editor Elissa D'Elia M.L.S. these young Harlemites examine the dense narrative of their lives through portraits and words.
I am a New York based Sculptor, Photographer and Educator. Over the past decade, I have explored both in my own practice and through my teaching residencies, atavistic memory, social realism and Afrofuturism. This has to led to lecture and exhibition opportunities at a number of institutions including: TransAfrica Forum, Hampton University Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, The New York Botanical Gardens, The Embassy Of Ghana, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harvard University, Columbia University, The Grey Gallery at NYU and The New York Botanical Gardens. As an educator my residency exhibitions have traveled and been viewed by thousands at the Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, The Town Hall NYC, The Schomburg Center, The Dwyer Center, The Williamsburg Historical Society, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art and the Library of Congress.
Family Published July 16, 2015
Shadow Matter Published April 03, 2014
Civilization 9 Published May 18, 2011
Shadow Matter Published April 04, 2011
Home Published July 30, 2010
INVICTUS 2012 Published June 14, 2010
A Community that Works Published June 29, 2009
Art as Activism 101 Published May 29, 2009