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Dexter McLean (b. Kingston, Jamaica) is a UK-based artist whose practice is concerned with the representation of black and disabled communities. Drawing from his lived experiences, he creates photographic portraits that emphasise the challenges and societal myths disabled people face in contemporary society.

Autograph commissioned McLean to create new work in response to the wider context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Focusing his lens on his closest family and friends, including those caring for him, McLean created a series of portraits highlighting the value of these relationships during such unprecedented times. This work also speaks directly to ideas of exposure and protection in a precarious climate where Black, Caribbean and Asian communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.








archival giclée print


H 45.5 x W 32.2 cm

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commissioned by Autograph for 'Care I Contagion I Community – Self & Other'

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