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Othello Grey is a self taught photographer, his work strives to unpack the turmoil of a constant internal struggle. During his early stages he realized his memory was too sporadic and 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 fashion editorials. Constantly questioning the purpose of all things, he chooses not to sit in any particular photographic style- rather searching for the nuances and mundanities in his subjects/stories and experimenting with how they’re captured. As he continues to grow he hopes to use his platform to aid in removing the guise of beauty and normalizing black faces and bodies to create reference points he never had as a child. Since releasing his first book, Othello is currently focused on his first solo exhibition and releasing music.

Books

PULSE‘, Published by Artscape Daniels Launchpad, 2019

Print

‘Last Word – Michael Lee Chin’, The Globe & Mail ROB Magazine, Nov 2018
‘Foster Child’, HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 20
‘SLATE’ Junya Watanabe MAN FW17, Intelligence Magazine Issue 05
‘POLARITY’ Stone Island SS17, Intelligence Magazine Issue 04
‘Choice of Tide’ CDG GANRYU FW16, Intelligence Magazine Issue 03
Cover Photo + Feature, Streetdreams Magazine Issue 11
‘Need Fulfilment’ NEEDS&WANTS, Highsnobiety Magazine Issue 13
‘Permanent Kolor’ Kolor x Adidas, Highsnobiety Magazine Issue 12
‘No Elephant Trunks’, The New York Times, July 2016
‘PARADIGM’ Junya Watanabe MAN SS16, Intelligence Magazine Issue 02

Exhibitions/Lectures

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

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

COMMON GROUNDFORMULAS : Deconstructing Self, a lecture by Othello Grey, Artscape Daniels Launchpad, 2019* *

Eglinton Cityscapes : New Persepectives 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

Mirror Mirror : Creation in Isolation – Artists Profile
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
VSCO : Pleasing Palletes
The Creator Class : Shooting in Between Fashion and Narrative
Format Magazine : See the Fashion World in Shades of Grey

Digital

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
SUKEBAN MAGAZINE : ANGAER
HYPEBEAST : Better Gift Shop x Shaun Crawford
Wave.FR : AFFIX WORKS
OVO : Summer 19
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
INDIE MAG : Bambii
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
HYPEBEAST : ‘With You in Theory’ HAVEN SS17 Feature
HYPEBEAST : ‘Polarity’ Stone Island SS17
HYPEBEAST, C41 : Midnight Studios SS17 ‘Safety Pin’ Collection
Fucking Young : Eight Lives Short
Contributor Magazine : Does This Mean Heaven
T Magazine (NY Times) : Bather Swim Trunks
VOGUE : ‘ICONS’ Los Angeles
Fucking Young : How to Perish

Video

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