Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA
June 18 - August 08, 2021
and Contemporary Artist throughout the African Diaspora
Since the 1960s, Simmons has produced captivating photographs that present the beauty, complexities, challenges, and intimate moments of black life and the broader world around him. This exhibit tells a chronicle of Black culture's beauty and reality.
Accompanying Simmons' is a range of compositions from a multitude of disciplines and backgrounds, including:
Aziz Diagen | Steven Okey Ofomata
John Simmons ASC
Born in Chicago, John Simmons is a photographer and Emmy-winning cinematographer, an artist who has been behind the lens since the mid-1960s. He has captured moments in history such as Black Panther Party meetings, the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and Civil Rights Era icons such as Rosa Parks, Nina Simone, and Angela Davis.
Through his candid storytelling, Simmons creates images that document various perspectives of Black identities and lived experiences, celebrating the unseen details and cross-cultural connections of our everyday.