In 2019, Sargent published The New Black Vanguard(2019), a book that explores what it means to be a contemporary young black photographer, creating work and thinking about blackness. Much in the same vein, Just Pictures presents a cohort of photographers whose work belongs just as in museums as they do in fashion magazines and social media feeds. Crucially, their work is inspired by an urge to show life as they find it — something that has hitherto been missing.
In a statement provided by the gallery, Sargent describes these artists as: “Image-makers who are working between the commercial and conceptual, by creating worlds entirely their own; photographers who set their gazes on rethinking the possibility of photography by embracing its boundary-blurring potential, which allows the images to address desire, beauty and being.”
Just Pictures will be on show at projects+gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, rom 10 September until 21 November 2020.