Barron Claiborne

All that Glitters

Barron Claiborne (BC AFRICANUS) was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a self-taught photographer and began taking photographs at the age of ten after receiving a camera as a gift from his mother (Betty Lou).

He works primarily in large format (8×10) & (4×5). In 1989, he moved to New York City. In 2001 he began working on a project which involved 8×10 polaroids of the Female Form (Venus Aurea), Women (Goddess), Saints (Muurmaidens and Orishas), and the Twins (Double Duplication). The inspiration for his work is both historical mytho- logical and imaginary. The symbolic imagery represents dreams, stories, and the oral traditions of his Southern American and African ancestry.

His work has appeared in numerous publications including The Source, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Interview, among others. He has photos in museums and private collections worldwide. [from barronclaiborne.com]

See more of Barron Claiborne at his official website or Instagram.

Snake Skin
Snake Skin
Ropes
Ropes
Njuhi as Eve
Njuhi as Eve
God Body Number 9
God Body Number 9
Black Magic
Black Magic
Anonymous Photographer Number 33
Anonymous Photographer Number 33
Anonymous Nude
Anonymous Nude
Anonymous Choreographer
Anonymous Choreographer

© Barron Claiborne

© Barron Claiborne

© Barron Claiborne

All photographs © Barron Claiborne.