Dark Archives by Andre Bradley
Dark Archives by artist Andre Bradley is a provocative exploration of one black man’s memories of childhood. An autobiography in fragments, Dark Archives interweaves Bradley’s writing and photographs with pictures from his family archive. Part story, part lyrical investigation, Dark Archives aims to upset the linguistic and visual constrictions placed on black males. Bradley powerfully combines image and text in this deeply moving meditation on narrative agency, on the family as archive, on being a young black man, and on being Andre Bradley.
Image Text Ithaca Press | 2015 | 160 pages | 7.8 x 9.6 inches | first edition | signed by artist | design by Elana Schlenker
Andre Bradley lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Bradley is a graduate of Hampshire College where he was selected in 2008 as a James Baldwin Scholar and in 2012, was a recipient of the first annual Elaine Mayes Award for Photography. Bradley received a Master’s of Fine Art from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 was selected as a president’s scholar and was recipient of the T.C. Colley Award for Photographic Excellence. Bradley has been a fellow at Image Text Ithaca, Hampshire College's Creative Media Institute, and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and has work in the permanent collection of the RISD Museum of Art.