Biography

Jules Allen’s photographs serve as metaphorical documents grounded in social behavior and irony. We are faced with the essential truth that a culture’s power is clearest when presented on its own terms. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at major institutions worldwide and is in the permanent collection of museums including the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and National Gallery of Art. He has published five monographs; Hats and HatNots (QCC Press, 1993), Black Bodies (Delano Greenidge Editions, 2002), Double Up (QCC Press, 2011), In Your Own Sweet Way (QCC Press, 2013) and Marching Bands (QCC, 2016).