Paris Photo, the world’s largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, is pleased to announce New York-based art critic and writer Antwaun Sargent as the curator for Paris Photo New York’s emerging artist sector.


Antwaun Sargent is a writer and cultural critic living and working in New York City. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, New York Review of Books, W, Vogue, and other publications. He has contributed essays to museum and gallery publications on Ed Clark, Mickalene Thomas, Arthur Jafa, Deborah Roberts, and Yinka Shonibare, among other artists. Sargent has lectured and participated in public conversations with artists at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, MCA Denver, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Harvard and Yale universities. He has also coorganized a number of exhibitions, including The Way We Live Now at Aperture, Then and Now: Chase Hall and Cameron Welch at Jenkins Johnson Projects, and the traveling exhibition Young, Gifted and Black. He recently published his first book, The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion with Aperture.