Known for his black and white photographs capturing everyday scenes of Harlem, Sherman has had a diverse photography career. He worked as a United States Marine Corps photographer, a camera operator and video editor for broadcast journalism companies, and a photographer for the New York Police Department documenting the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Throughout his career, Sherman’s work focused on telling a story. The photograph, What’s in the Bag, demonstrates Sherman’s ability to construct a narrative around the subjects and environment depicted.
Title: What’s in the Bag?
Artist: Ed Sherman
Medium: silver gelatin
Dimensions: 12 ½ x 15 inches
Accession Number: H77.65
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