Accra Shepp is a photographer who has exhibited in the United States and abroad. In 2006, he participated in a show titled “Artificial Afrika” at Gigantic Art Space in New York City, and he is working on a multimedia installation for the city of Chicago for 2007. He is also completing a long-term project documenting tobacco farmers and laborers. His most recent solo exhibition, “In The Loop,” was presented at the Chicago City Gallery in 2004.
Shepp’s recent group exhibitions include “Saturday Night Sunday Morning” (2005) at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and “About Face” (2004) at the Chicago Art Institute. His work is represented in such collections as the Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX.
In 1999, he completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Indonesia. In 1997, he had a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art entitled “Tunnel Visions.” He is also included in Reflections In Black and The Family of Black America, Deborah Willis, 1999 and 1996. His work has also been appeared in The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, Camera Arts, and The Sunday Review in London among other publications. He created the process of printing photographic images on leaves in 1992 following the receipt of a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Accra Shepp holds a Master's Degree in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU with a concentration in conservation of art. He holds a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Princeton University.