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gus powell

Gus Powell was born in New York City in 1974 and attended Oberlin College where he majored in comparative religion. He is best known for his street photography and a body of work that was inspired by Frank O'Hara's book Lunch Poems. The complete series was published as a monograph, titled The Company of Strangers, (J&L Books) and was exhibited as a solo show, titled "Manhattan Noon," at the Museum of the City of New York.

He is currently teaching in the graduate program at The School of Visual Arts, and is at work on a body of narrative images inspired by William Steig's 1942 book The Lonely Ones and Jacques Tati's 1967 film Play Time. Gus' photographs have been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Museum of Modern Art, and FOAM, NL.

His editorial work has appeared in publications like Vogue, BIG, Wired, Fortune and he is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine. His commercial clients include Adidas, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and the Gagosian Gallery.

Gus is based in New York.

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