Joan OsatoChinaka Hodge
C-print on matte archival paper
"word: on poets, writers, lyricists and mcs documents a creative movement of young artists doing cutting edge work in the Bay Area. These artists represent new and exciting writing, a culture shift, and evolving aesthetics in community arts and in literary-based work. The people I have documented in this series span the spectrum of writing genres including oral poetics, literary fiction, and work for stage. Most of the artists depicted in word, I met through my work with Youth Speaks in San Francisco.
- Joan OsatoBay Area Currents 2009
June 23 - July 24, 2009Pro Arts Gallery