Sean Black is a journalist, artist, advocate and educator whose photographs and writings document and explore life and the human experience. His interest within the nexus of social activism and visual art drives his work with the intention of presenting thought provoking content.
He holds an MA in Photography from California State University San Bernardino (2009) and an MFA from the University of Miami (2014). He is a Senior Editor with A&U – America’s AIDS Magazine where he has worked since 2009 interviewing/photographing icons such as John Waters, Martha Wash, Cloris Leachman, Kylie Minogue, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Laverne Cox, Debra Messing, Patrik-Ian Polk, Suzanne Somers and Alicia Keys. He is an adjunct instructor at Eastern Florida State College where he teaches both traditional darkroom and digital media-based techniques.
His work has been published internationally and has been exhibited in numerous national exhibitions with a best of show award at the Society of Photographic Education’s 2012 show juried by Todd Hido. He has assisted renowned photographers to include Maggie Steber, Joel Meyerowitz, Bruce Davidson, Greg Gorman, Richard Renaldi and Steve McCurry.