Alex Christopher Williams: Black, Like Paul
Alex Christopher Williams explores the relationship between historical, contemporary and personal experiences around issues of race, passing, and masculinity in America. He focuses on male archetypes using folklore, legends, and icons as references to draw similarities between the past and present. As a white passing mixed race man, Williams' photographic practice centers on the liminal space between race/ethnicity and identity using a more documentary style while also attempting to actively subvert common tropes and traditions of the practice.
Alex Christopher Williams (b.1989, Ohio) is an artist and curator raised in the American South and currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his MFA in Photography from University of Hartford and his BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, and has been exhibited globally, including Ogden Museum of Southern Art, C/O Berlin, Wish Gallery, MINT, and The Safe House Black History Museum; amongst others . Williams is the director and curator at Minor League Project Space and works as a professor at Kennesaw State University. His work is held in the collections of the High Museum, The Do Good Fund, and Savannah College of Art and Design.