(b. 1980, Houston, Texas; lives and works in New York, New York)
B. Hawk Snipes and their Mother Mary Snipes, 2020. Digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist
A chance encounter with B. Hawk Snipes on 34th Street and Eighth Avenue two years ago has resulted in a portrait of their life and the final component of a work entitled Movement Studies. Our collaboration has documented B. Hawk’s transition from identifying as a gay man to a transgender nonbinary femme and a social activist. This work is dedicated to the #blacklivesmatter and #blacktranslivesmatter movement, and to B. Hawk and their mother, Mary Snipes.