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Othello Grey is a self taught photographer, who’s built a reputation for his ability to communicate nuance while blurring the lines between editorial, commercial and artistic photography. At first he used photography to catalogue his experiences as his mind discarded them against his control, throughout his photographic journey he’s learned how to weave those ephemeral moments together and create engaging dialogues through his editorials. 

Constantly questioning the purpose of all things, he chooses not to sit in any particular photographic style- instead seeking out the nuances and mundanities in every moment and experimenting with how they’re captured. He hopes to use his platform to aid in removing the guise of beauty and deconstructing the implicit biases associated with Black people and to become the reference point of a Black artist that he never had as child. 

Music

GLEEM‘, Original Soundtrack to the graphic novel ‘GLEEM’ by Freddy Carrasco,
released by Open Wounds, 2020

Books

PULSE‘, Published by Artscape Daniels Launchpad, 2019

Print

‘Mustafa the Poet’, i-D ISSUE NO. 363, July 2021
‘Ravyn Wngz’, i-D UP + RISING, Cover, Sept 2020
‘Liz Johnson Artur’, Tone Study, October 2020
‘The Pitfalls of Canadian Pot Pardons’, LAT Magazine Issue 1, Cover, June 2019
‘Last Word – Michael Lee Chin’, The Globe & Mail ROB Magazine, Nov 2018
‘Foster Child’, HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 20

Exhibitions/Lectures

‘BLACK FUTURES’, Artscape Daniels Launchpad, Curated by Zahra Siddiqui* * *

SPACED, Outdoor Exhibition, Curated by Banded Purple, 2021*

House of Vans Group Show, Digital Exhibition, Curated by Dan Climan, 2021*

‘OCELOT’, Digital Exhibition, Mirror Mirror, Curated by Banded Purple, 2020

Artist’s Talk : Othello Grey, AGO Art Gallery of Ontario, 2020*

COMMON GROUND – FORMULAS : Deconstructing Self, a lecture by Othello Grey, Artscape Daniels Launchpad, 2019* *

Eglinton Cityscapes : New Perspectives on Home, Nia Centre, 2019

“FIELD”, Curated by Alyssa Alikpala & Banded Purple, 2019

Rental Magazine Launch/Photo exhibition, Hosted by House of Vans Toronto, The Bentway Toronto, 2018* * *

Foreign Exchange, Ace Hotel DTLA, 2018

Where Are You From? Where Are You Going? Exhibition & Panel Discussion, Curated by BAND, MYSEUM of Toronto, OCAD, Aboriginal Peel, Mississauga Celebration Square, 2018*

Features/Press

TSN The Shift : Keesha Chung 1-on-1 with Othello grey
The AGO Insider : Capturing the Ephemeral
Camera Buyer Italy : Interview
Visual Voices : Interview
HUNGER Magazine :Meet Othello Grey the Emerging Photographer Taking Over Toronto
PAPER Magazine : Photographer Othello Grey on Prioritizing Passion
FRESHMEN FRIDAY : Interview

Digital

i-D : Get to know Toronto’s queer club scene
The Fader : Jahmal Padmore
KOTN : KOTN by Actual Source
i-D : Talia Goddess is unabashedly owning her natural beauty
i-D : Memphis on her ‘self-affirming’ relationship to beauty
SSENSE : Veilance FW ’21 ‘Fit For City Living’
NOCTA : Stephen Sher
i-D Issue NO 363 : Mustafa the Poet (Taken from the printed article)
Holt Renfrew : Awaken Autumn (Karena Evans, Ludi Lin)
Better World Fragrance House
NOMAD : FULL METAL ALCHEMIST (COMME des GARÇONS HOMME PLUS)
Miilkina : Fluid Sensuality – TYRELL
NOMAD : NOCTA
Apple Music ‘UP NEXT’ : Tate Mcrae, +
Louis Vuitton X NBA
NOMAD : UNDERCOVER X NIKE
NOMAD : Website Design
i-D : Ravyn Wngz
i-D : Up + Rising, Special Edition 40th Anniversary Cover, Ravyn Wngz
Ebhoni – MIA (Director)
DVSN : A Muse in Her Feelings (Cover Art)
Superette Sounds #6 (Mix)
LAT Magazine : The Pitfalls of Canadian Pot Pardons
Stussy : Stussy x 1017 ALYX 9SM
The Fader : Bambii’s ‘NITEVISION’
i-D : Meet Bambii, the life and soul of Toronto’s club scene
The Fader : Charlotte Day Wilson
i-D : Celebrating Caribbean-Canadian Culture at Caribana
HYPEBEAST : Better Gift Shop x Shaun Crawford
L’Oeuvre : ‘AustereAREA SS19
HYPEBEAST : Better Gift Shop x Electro Magnetic Studios
Pressure Paris : Brit Wacher FW19
SSENSE : Reading Materials Part 4 with Ross Scarano
OVO : OVO x So Many Waves Monogram Durag
SSENSE : Heron Preston X NASA : Streetwear for Outer Space
Coeval Magazine : A Pulse For Beauty
SSENSE : Decoding the CDG Nike Vapormax
HYPEBEAST : ‘When Birds Migrate’
HYPEBEAST : ‘Liquid Moon’ HAVEN FW2017
TEETH Magazine : The Things I Wanted to Lose With You

Video

Paper Magazine : SP BADU FW18 Campaign *
The Fader : L.A Timpa – “2;EP1”  *