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Dexter Ryan Jones was one of the youngest artists to have work featured in the Fela Kuti exhibit at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), the Dandy Lion exhibit at MoCADA, Neekid Blk Gurls in the Rush Arts Gallery curated by Danny Simmons, Art for Social Justice presented by Amnesty… Read More
Dexter Ryan Jones was one of the youngest artists to have work featured in the Fela Kuti exhibit at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), the Dandy Lion exhibit at MoCADA, Neekid Blk Gurls in the Rush Arts Gallery curated by Danny Simmons, Art for Social Justice presented by Amnesty International, and in 2013 Dexter's work was featured in his first solo art exhibition entitled, “Knight(ed)”. He’s worked with such acclaimed artists as Dread Scott, Patra, Brian Kirhagis, Grammy Award Winners, Bridget Kelly & Arrested Development, Derrick Ashong of Oprah Radio, Aaron Hall and more.


Influenced by the cultural richness of his Caribbean heritage, African studies, and a deep background in spoken word, Dexter R. Jones unwaveringly removes the veil of self-conscious inhibition by eliminating the preconceived sense of beauty and reveals its true splendor in that vulnerable state. Now using photography to tell his stories, Jones relentlessly pushes the characterization of beauty not often seen. Encompassing a mixture of texture, hues, and prints in his editorial photography, his expertise in justly capturing women of vast shades is indicative from his strong matriarchal upbringing as a child.

The Brooklyn, NY born photographer utilizes an enticing spectrum of saturated colors and a number of references ranging from classic voices in Black American media to historic cultural/visual traditions found around the world to surpass the superficial and create a mood that highlights and amplifies his reality. Jones is driven by an infectious passion that is distinctly exposed in the strong subjects he portrays. That desire is translated in the regality of his images.
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