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Resident Fabrice Monteiro

Pioneer Works' photographer in residence Fabrice Monteiro speaks with Clocktower at the August 2016 Second Sundays open house, about his ambitious photography series staged in Red Hook. For the project, Fabrice asked 292 volunteers to lie down along the outline of the stenciled plan of a slave ship, creating a mosaic of people of different backgrounds to illustrate that we are "all in this boat together."

Fabrice Monteirois a Benin-raised, Senegal-based photographer. Born to a Beninese Father and Belgian Mother, Monteiro had a childhood shaped by multiple cultures. After an introduction to fashion and photography during a stint working as a professional model, Monteiro has taken on photographic portraiture as an artistic practice. Drawn to the intimacy and sensitivity it reveals, Monteiro creates work that bridges the gap between photojournalism and fashion photography, often referencing his African homeland.