Clifford Prince King
Clifford Prince King documents his intimate relationships in traditional, everyday settings that speak on his experiences as a queer black man. In these instances, communion begins to morph into an offering of memory; it is how he honors and celebrates the reality of layered personhood. Within King’s images are nods to the beyond. Shared offerings to the past manifest in codes hidden in plain sight, known only to those who sit within a shared place of knowledge.
Clifford Prince King (b. 1993, Arizona) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Gordon Robichaux (forthcoming 2023); The Kleefield, Long Beach (2023); Light Work, Syracuse (2021); and STARS, Los Angeles (2022, 2020). Public collections holding his work include the Hammer Museum, Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, ICA Miami, Minneapolis Institute of Art and Studio Museum in Harlem. TIS Books published King’s first monograph Orange Grove in 2022. Publications carrying King’s images as commissioned work and features include Aperture, BUTT, Cultured, Dazed, i-D, Interview, T Magazine, The New York Times, Vice, Vogue and The Wall Street Journal.