Sublime/Transcendent: Camilo José Vergara

The Grind’s weekly Monday post called Sublime/Transcendent features an Artist of the Week of the staff’s choice. The artists featured will range from emerging to the established. The work will span a wide range of ideas, processes, and media.

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent artist Camilo José Vergara

MLK Mural, Philadelphia, Gift of Life building, 2009, from his series MLK Folk Murals

Camilo José Vergara began photographing art in poor urban areas on the east coast and midwest in the 1970s. One of the most prevalent figures in the artworks he documented was the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr in his series MLK Folk Murals. Some mural artists are unknown, others cited.


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