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about this project

The Public Work is a photography project documenting the unrepresented side of urban life in America. Using a street level perspective to document this reality has almost unlimited potential. Life out here isn’t a game, it’s easy to seek out the spectacular but much harder to document what’s real.

About the Photographer


For over a decade, Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin has been photographing the urban environment. His work blends elements of landscape, documentary, and street photography to share a perspective that is often missing from the mainstream narrative. In 2017 Kwasi was included on Time Magazine’s list of 12 African American Photographers to Follow and was featured on the New York Time’s Lens Blog. He also attended the 2018 New York Times Portfolio Review and his work has appeared internationally in Il Post and Slate France.