Shorty-B, Chicago, 1994
16 x 20 inches
Open edition, signed
Retail framed: $1,500
© and courtesy Paul D’Amato; framing courtesy Framesmith Custom Picture Framing
Paul D'Amato (American, 1956- ) was born in Boston where he attended Boston Latin School at the height of racial unrest, civil rights, and bussing. He moved to Oregon to attend Reed College and claims to have learned as much from traveling cross-country four times a year -often by hitch-hiking and hopping freight trains - as he did in class. After receiving an MFA from Yale School of Art, he moved to Chicago where he discovered the communities of Pilsen and Little Village. The pictures and writing D'Amato produced there over the next fourteen years were made into the book, “Barrio". His most recent book of images made in the African-American community on the west side, is entitled "Here/Still/Now." Paul D’Amato teaches photography at Columbia College Chicago. His work has been widely exhibited and is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.He is represented by Stephen Daiter Gallery / Daiter Contemporary, Chicago.
Shorty B is part of 12 year project on the Mexican_American community in Chicago that resulted in the book "Barrio" published by the University of Chicago Press in 2006.