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Y'lan Noel

Photograph
Sale price$ 600

DESCRIPTION

Archival ink on museum-quality cotton rag paper | 2013

"I just wanted to play cool because it felt like that's what people wanted from me. I was really good at playing cool but it sanitized me, it made me show a lot less of my complexities and as a kid my creativity suffered from it." - Y'lan Noel

Gifted is an extension of Milner’s eight-year-long exploration of black male culture — specifically a documentation of those she finds powerful, talented, and successful. Inspired by her own relationships with her brother and father, the photographer desires to subvert the common stereotypes and prejudices that often follow black men, instead shining a light on the beauty, brilliance, and sensitivity of her accomplished subjects, a group that includes directors, composers, and other leaders.

Jaimie Milner’s photographic practice is rooted in a celebration of black culture and identity. Her series ‘Gifted’ depicts men in her life inhabiting a moment that is established by intimacy, so that the viewer sees these men as Milner sees her father and brother, in opposition to media portrayals and stereotypes.

DIMENSIONS

24 x 17 inches

42 x 30 inches

FRAMED DIMENSIONS

24 x 17 inches:

Matted: 24.5 x 31.5 x 1.25 inches
Full Bleed: 25.5 x 18.5 x 1.25 inches

42 x 30 inches:

Matted: 47 x 35 x 2 inches
Full Bleed: 44 x 32 x 2 inches inches

AUTHENTICATION

Signed by the artist.

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan

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“I think the heart of who we are hasn’t fully been expressed. I’m not even sure if we’ve had time to express our hearts.”
-Jaimie Milner
Jaimie Milner

About the Artist

Jaimie Milner

Los Angeles photographer Jaimie Milner's Gifted Project brings contemporary black life into focus by photographing men unguarded in moments of their life and celebrating both their genius and their vulnerability. Shot entirely through windows, her 2020 series focuses on connecting in isolation during Covid-19. Milner's work has been featured in the Architectural DigestNew York Magazine, The LA Times, and Coveteur among others.

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Current Exhibition

Echoes of Being

Group Show
April 12 - May 28

Tappan
8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

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Y'lan Noel Sale price$ 600
Jaimie Milner

ALEXANDER MAY ON JAIMIE MILNER

“I’ve always been drawn to black and white photography throughout my life. Jaimie Milner’s images are no different in that way. I find they have a unique ability to capture an engaging contemporary story. The way she crops the image does nothing but invite you in.”

Artwork: John Outterbridge

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