Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight: Darryl DeAngelo Terrell

Header Image: Dion Untitled #2 or Sitting Pretty or These Niggas Revolve Around ME

Like many photographers before them, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell has used the camera to create a different, and at times opposing, narrative from what the media depicts. Within the frames of their camera, Terrell uses their own experience and a bit of humor to talk about subjects like gender and sexual identities within the idea of American Blackness. 

I Look Like My Momma (Self-Portrait 1980)

As a queer Black artist, much of their works depict the displacement of Black and Brown people, especially in their often rigid gender roles. Terrell uses their photography to explore their feminine quality and how it is both a source of strength and a magnet for misogynistic and homophobic onslaughts.

I Wish I Was Perfectly Happy #1

View more of Terrell’s works on their website and Instagram.

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