Freight Gallery is pleased to present Foster K. White’s powerful photograph D.Y.Y.O. (Do You Young One) in the elevator. Foster’s striking image dives into the portrayal of black men in the United States as faceless, feared, and chained. This piece is a portrait of Artist Dyyo (Do You Young One) for his album “People Are Scared,” created in collaboration with longtime friend, Taryn Harris.

Foster K. White, born in Philadelphia and raised in Maryland, has been exploring digital and medium format photography for more than a dozen years. Foster draws deep inspiration from the legendary Blue Note Jazz record covers and the iconic careers of such artists as Gordon Parks and Francis Wolff, blending music’s rhythm with the subtleties of lighting. Portraiture is his main form of expression and each project he undertakes is an attempt to push his understanding of how light interacts with a subject and how it shapes perception.

Foster has worked in fashion for the past ten years. He is a media and communication professional with a background is in cinematography/film production, video editing, and voice acting. Foster is also an audiophile and works with audio engineering and curating sounds. He will be launching a radio station in the near future to further pursue these endeavors. Foster lives and works in Washington, DC and maintains a studio at Off The Beaten Track. This is his first exhibition since the beginning of the pandemic.

FREIGHT GALLERY is an artist-run micro-gallery in a 1925 Hollister Whitney freight elevator in Washington, DC.  The space is 75 inches wide, 95 inches high, and 85 inches deep–a perfect container for displaying sculpture and small installations.  Its mission is to create more opportunities for artists.

The gallery address is 2414 Douglas Street, NE in Washington, DC.
There is plenty of on-street parking, although you may have to park a block or two away. Please text (202) 276-5430 if you need parking accommodations.
Enter on the side of the building through the loading dock.

*Please note: the exhibition is on view and open to the public for the duration of the 2 hour reception only.

Photo credit: Foster K. White

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