Jonathan Gardenhire (b. 1992, Lower East Side, New York) is an artist and community leader whose work explores representations of race, masculinity and sexuality, most often with an emphasis on black men. Gardenhire received a BFA in photography from Parsons The New School of Design in 2014 and has also taken photography coursework at School of Visual Arts and International Center of Photography. His work has been exhibited at Slought Foundation (Philadelphia), Lombard Fried Projects (NY), International Center of Photography (NY), Milk Gallery (NY), The New School and Bronx Art Space. Using traditional methods of photography, such as studio portraiture, and more contemporary methods, such as appropriation, Gardenhire’s work traces a "mis-history" in an attempt to redefine and reclaim black identity through a variety of imagery to reshape perceptions of black humanity at large.


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