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Delphine Fawundu-Buford (Delphine A. Fawundu)



Delphine Fawundu-Buford is best known for her critically acclaimed photograph Patiently Waiting which graced the cover of the book
Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers and was used to promote the accompanying exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

In 2010, she received a grant to produce a mini-documentary and solo photography exhibition titled, « Tivoli: A Place We Call Home: A Community Faces Gentrification, » at the Brooklyn Historical Society. She also produced a media campaign and solo traveling exhibition for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis titled: « Touched: Black & Latina Women Living with HIV. »

Mrs. Fawundu-Buford’s documentary-styled photography has also been featured in the following books: Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G by Cheo Hodari Coker (Vibe Books, 2004), Black: A Celebration of Culture by Deborah Willis (Hylas Publishing, 2004), Enduring Visions: Women’s Artistic Heritage Around the World by Abby Remer (Davis Publications, 2001) and Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840-Present by Deborah Willis (Norton, 2000).

Ms. Fawundu-Buford’s work has been exhibited in notable exhibitions such as Only Skin Deep sponsored by the International Center of Photography, No Sleep Til’ Brookly sponsored by the Powerhouse Gallery, and Engulfed by Katrina: Photographs Before and After the Storm curated by photography scholar Deborah Willis. She was chosen as one of 200 artists out of over 1,000 reviewed to represent Brooklyn’s most cutting edge artists in the unprecedented and largest survey of its kind in the exhibition Open House: Working in Brooklyn (April – August 2004), at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

A cultural anthropologist at heart, Delphine has traveled to Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Spain, Egypt, Jamaica, Holland, England and Cuba to create imagery that documents and celebrates a multitude of cultures. Delphine has also received numerous fellowships and grants from foundations such as the Soros Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, Fund for Teachers, National Association for Black Journalist, and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
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