Power Portraits—Bek Andersen
Inkjet Prints, Wheat Paste, Oriented Strand Board
Power Portraits is a photo series celebrating a range of local leaders. Inspired by the history of activism in New Haven, as told by Mercy Quaye in the "Revolution On Trial" podcast series, Andersen draws on the tradition of commissions to capture periods of cultural and historical significance. These Power Portraits recognize the resilience of New Haven activists in a period of cascading difficulties, and are an action of representation to update and extend the record of Who Governs?
The Power Portraits are made in Andersen's pop up studio in Artspace New Haven's Project Room, and will continue through the duration of the exhibition.