Inside the ELM Gallery
ELM foundation welcomes artist Imari DuSauzay this Spring 2021. Her photography is exhibited as part of our "Moving Through the Pandemic" programming.
Imari DuSauzay is a photographer, Brooklyn born, of a proud Jamaican mother & father from St. Lucia, both of whom had early career starts in the Arts.
The artist’s early experience growing up on the beautiful island of Jamaica with a strong & fiercely independent woman, her Grandmother, was one of life’s many great gifts. The artist learned to find beauty in unexpected settings.
After moving back to Brooklyn at an early age, Imari attended Brooklyn Technical High School and became interested in Photography. This interest led to undergraduate studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she further explored image consumption within the “Photography, Advertising & Marketing” program. She competed her education at Long Island University with a Masters degree in Media Arts and a published graduate thesis.
This career, life journey and experience of diverse perspectives has taken the artist to many interesting places and has been a source of inspiration to share and encourage her students to explore their world through the Arts .
DuSauzay has worked with young students through programs such as “Studio In A School” and “Ground Works” arts programs for children in urban communities, and as an Art Educator working with talented students at Edward R. Murrow High School.
Imari’s images range from portraits of people on the street, to portraits of interesting and notable people such as Erykah Badu, Albert Watson, along with notable Jamaican reggae artists Lee Scratch Perry, Israel Vibrations, Lady Saw, as well as the late and wonderful artists Gregory Issacs, Dennis Brown & Gordon Parks.
Imari has photographed for Vintage Press,"Let Em Eat Cake," Danyel Smith's “More Like Wrestling,” and Lisa Price for “Carol’s Daughter."
The artist’s work has been exhibited at The Schomburg Center, Brooklyn Museum, MOCADA, Rush Philanthropic and in Danny Simmons’ Private Collection.
Imari is also a US Veteran.