The solo gallery exhibition Matches was held at La Maison d’Art in New York City’s historic neighborhood of Harlem from December 15th, 2016 through February 16th, 2017. Thank you to everyone who came out.

I did an artist talk on Thursday, January 26th at La Maison d’Art. We discussed the show, how it came about, and my process in shooting and selecting the images, as well as about the sister project Common Ground: Bridging Cultures, a documentary that follows wrestlers from Senegal and wrestlers from the Bronx.

We livestreamed the event and you can watch it to the left.

Senegalese Lutte Traditionnelle sans frappe—traditional wrestling without striking—looks quite a bit different than the styles wrestled in America…on the surface. But once you look more closely, the underpinnings are the same. Two communities separated by geography, language, and culture, but connected by wrestling and humanity.