Shawn Theodore, (b. 1970 Stuttgart)
Temple University, BA in Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Fellowship, Nominee
'Church of Broken Pieces' Richard Beavers Gallery, NYC
'Future Antebellum', Art Sanctuary, Philadelphia, PA
'Ctrl+P', Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
'Church of Broken Pieces', African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA
‘Shawn Theodore, xST', Breakfast, Santa Barbara, CA
‘The Avenues’, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
'Street Scenes of Philadelphia', permanent exhibition at Odd Numbers, Osaka, Japan
‘Storyville Presents: The A / V / E : The Audio Visual Experiment’ Scribe Video Center
‘The Avenues, Uptown & GTown’, Imperfect Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
‘Who Shot Ya’, Sedso Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
'InVision Photo Festival', Bethlehem, PA
'Spring Arts / 990 exhibition’ Philadelphia, PA
'We Are Stronger Together' Rush Arts Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation and Art Sanctuary
'Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition', Philadelphia, PA
‘Other Articulations of the Real’ The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
'Philadelphia Renaissance', Art Sanctuary, Philadelphia, PA
PRIZM Art Fair, during Art Basel, Miami, FL
OFF WHITE’, MoCADA Museum, Brooklyn NYC
‘Street Diaries’ Melbourne, Australia
'PPAC 6th Annual Contemporary Photography Competition & Exhibition', Philadelphia, PA
‘Art Takes Miami’, SCOPE Art Miami, Miami, FL
'Instacanvas Night Out' Hamilton Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Participant/Actor in ‘Suburban Invasion,’ Sanford Biggers in collaboration with Xaviera Simmons and Michael Stablein as part of The Barnes Foundation’s ‘Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie’.
‘Aizen’ mural at 990 Spring Garden, in conjunction with the Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA
VisitPhilly.com Live Stream on Facebook
Fox29 Local Good Day: photog’s 1st museum show after inspiring Moonlight’s cinematographer
6ABC Visions 2017: Celebrating Black History Month'
NBC10: 'NBC10 Celebrates Black History Month'
Philadelphia Inquirer / Philadelphia Daily News: 'Q&A with Shawn Theodore'
Philly.com: '8 ways to celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia'
Fields Magazine: Cover and story, 'Design Issue'
Culture Type: 'The 24 Best Art Magazine Covers of 2016'
Temple News: 'Focusing on the Unseen'
This Week In Photo: The Candid Frame Podcast, 'xST Shawn Theodore' (#293)
New Republic: 'Instagram Takeover'
New Republic: ‘Bearing Witness to Harlem's Gentrification’
Ebony.com (Ebony Magazine) ‘xST Captures Vanishing Black Neighborhoods’,
Sports Illustrated, 'Max Fennell continues to lead the way for diversity in triathlon athletes'
I-D (UK) / Vice (US) 'Shawn Theodore's street shots shine a light on America’s black neighbourhoods'
@Newyorkermag 'Instagram feature'
New Yorker Photo 'Instagram Takeover' @newyorkerphoto
New York Times, 'Buying the Bricks for Your Online Storefront'
Gryyo.com, 'Everyone is Flawed and Beautiful'
Tucker & Bloom, 'Interview with Photographer Shawn Theodore xST'
Entrepreneur.com, Seven Signs You Need a Break from Your Business.
Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style
The Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR), Summer 93/3, “Joy Comes In The Morning”
Smithsonian Magazine, Volume 47, Number 5, Cover.
Fields Magazine, Cover and story, “Documenting Life Within A Vanishing Landscape of Black Neighborhoods”
HYCIDE Magazine, Dual Covers, Issue 8, Redux 1 and 2
New Republic, ‘Backstory: Bearing Witness to Harlem's Gentrification’
MORE Magazine, Vol. 18, No.8, “Shear Beauty”
JUMP, Issue #19, Cover and story, “The Student Becomes Teacher”
Out Of The Phone, The Mobile Photo Book
HXH Quarterly, Issue No.3 ‘Even In Darkness’
Snax Magazine, Fall/Winter ‘Dream Issue’
Selected works in limited editions are held in multiple private collections in the United States, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, Japan, Germany, and Italy. Notable collectors include Danny Simmons, Ali LeRoi, Miles Siggins, Morgan Maassen, Joel D’Anjou, and Dyanna Williams.
The Review Panel Philadelphia, An Evening of Critical Debate. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA. David Cohen discusses this edition of the Review Panel, here on InLiquid.
Philadelphia Tribune: 'Black resilience focus of AAMP photo exhibits'
Teaching, Artist Talks, Panels & Lectures
Village Arts, Creative Photography Courses. Philadelphia, PA
Art Sanctuary, closing reception artist talk. Philadelphia, PA
Art Sanctuary, artist talk with PaFA Low-Res students, Philadelphia, PA
National Constitution Center 'Revolutionary: Artist Panel’ A conversation with four of the Revolutionary artists – Shawn Theodore, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Lisa Kelley, and Yasmine Mustafa. Philadelphia, PA,
African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA' Films at AAMP: ‘A Moving Image’ Screening & Artists’ Talk. Activist, scholar and artist Nehad Khader will moderate a discussion and audience Q&A between director Shola Amoo and photographer, Shawn Theodore.
African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA' Films at AAMP: ‘Black Girl + Merkato' A conversation between filmmaker Sosena Solomon and photographer Shawn Theodore.
African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA ‘Discussion with members of ‘Oh, Snap’ PPAC
First Person Arts Festival, National Museum of American Jewish History - Panelist, ‘My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me'. Philadelphia, PA
First Person Arts Festival, WHYY Studios, Philadelphia, PA Panelist ’A Letter to My Father / A Letter to My Son' Philadelphia, PA
Virginia Commonwealth University - Guest Lecturer ‘The Black Artist In Perspective’ (Secondary Link) To hear the interview with with African American Studies instructor Chioke I’Anson, PhD, please visit this link to Soundcloud. Richmond, VA
Temple University, Aperture Agency - Guest Lecturer. Philadelphia, PA
‘Fevered Dreams, Fractured Times’, Mark Jason Weston at Imperfect Gallery