July 16, 2022 – January 8, 2023
For more than three decades, Selwhyn Sthaddeus “Polo Silk” Terrell (American, born 1964) has been photographing Black New Orleans, creating a unique body of work that blends elements of portraiture, fashion, performance, and street photography. This exhibition explores how Polo Silk successfully blends all of those elements, while illustrating his role as an important part of photographic history.
$15 Admission to New Orleans Museum of Art includes access to these current exhibitions.
Image: Mardi Gras, Orleans and Claiborne (1999), Polo Silk, Unique Polacolor print, 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, Museum purchase, Tina Freeman Fund, 2021.73