My Camera, My Voice: Photographs by Michael A. McCoy

Michael McCoy

Photo by Michael A. McCoy

Exhibition Dates: March 2 – April 8, 2018
Reception/Gallery Talk: Sunday, March 4, 6-8 pm

Born and raised in Baltimore, Michael A. McCoy picked up a camera as a young teen. It wasn’t until his two tours of duty in Iraq and the loss of his mother, though, that McCoy took up photography as a means of focus, expression, and escape. His instinct for light and composition combines with his curious mind and engaging personality to produce tender yet powerful portraits of fellow veterans combating PTSD, individuals supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, men in barber shops, youth at play, and mothers and fathers with children. In other words, his portraits, and his camera, are his voice, and they speak of both the struggles and the joys of life after deployment.

Michael A. McCoy’s work has been featured in Time, Rolling Stone and The Baltimore Sun. In 2017, Time named McCoy one of the “12 African American Photographers You Should Follow Right Now.”

“My Camera, My Voice” opens March 2 at Photoworks Gallery in Glen Echo Park. There will be a reception and gallery talk on Sunday, March 4 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and the exhibit will run through April 8, 2018.

 

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