About the Photographer
Stephen Foster’s ongoing series, The Eyes Beneath the Oak, considers racial discrimination within the criminal justice systems in the United States and the ways that prisons exist as one of many spaces where black lives are dehumanized and erased for others to gain profit and power. Additionally, his short films slow down moments and gestures into poetic dream spaces that deconstruct expressions of identity and power.
Stephen Foster’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Southeast Museum of Photography, FL, and the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, among many others, and is held in the collection of the MoCP and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is the 2019 winner of the Snider Prize.