New City, Old Blues: Andre D. Wagner's New York City
For more than a decade, Andre D. Wagner has explored and documented New York City street life, with a particular focus on the changing landscape of his Bushwick, Brooklyn neighborhood.
Born in Omaha, Wagner moved to New York in 2011 to pursue a master's degree in social work, but photography became his calling. Wagner’s work and practice fits into the lineage of street photography that investigates the American social landscape and highlights themes of race, class, and social identity. He is also committed to photographic processes, developing his own black-and-white negatives and making gelatin silver prints in his personal darkroom. This exhibition, at The Gordon Parks Foundation, featuring over 100 photographs made between 2014 and 2023, pays homage to the history of street photography and includes never-before-seen film and audio recordings Wagner made in collaboration with his subjects.