Exhibitions

2019

“New Faces of Traditions: Documenting North Carolina’s New Artist”,,May 28 - June 30

Rubenstein Art Center, Duke University-Durham, NC

2017

“I Choose Cheltenham”,

Cheltenham High School, Cheltenham, PA

February

I Choose Cheltenham”,

Real Market Cafe, Wyncote PA

March-Ma

2016

“My Son Matters! Portraits of Single African-American Mothers and their Sons”          April4-10

Germantown Life Enrichment Center, Philadelphia, PA

“My Son Matters! Portraits of Single African-American Mothers and their Sons”          March

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, Media, PA

“My Son Matters! Portraits of Single African-American Mothers and their Sons”            February

Starbucks Black Panther Network, Philadelphia, PA

“My Son Matters! Portraits of Single African-American Mothers and their Sons”            January 3,

Strat Haven High School, Wallingford, PA

“My Son Matters! Portraits of Single African-American Mothers and their Sons”            January

Swarthmore Borough Hall Library -Swarthmore, PA

-2015

“My Son Matters! Portraits of Single African-American Mothers and their Sons”                 December

Cheyney University , Cheyney PA

-“My Son Matters! Portraits of Single African-American Mothers and their Sons

Mt. Airy Art Garage – Philadelphia, PA                                                                                     April - May     

-“My Son Matters! Portraits of Single African-American Mothers and their Sons”

Black Male Symposium – Arcadia University- Philadelphia, PA                                                March

-“One Crazy Summer ” – Mt. Airy Art Garage, Philadelphia, PA                                              February

2014

-One Crazy Summer, Tree House Book,

Philadelphia, PA                                                                            August

-"Putting the Words back in Our Mouth"s a photo literary collaboration documented the impact of literacy programing by a small non profit in North Philadelphia

-2013

”By The Content Of My Character - Portraits of Young African-American Men”,  

Bethlehem Baptist Church                                                                                                         February - March

-”By The Content Of My Character - Portraits of Young African-American Men”

100 Black Men Awards Banquet                                                                                           January - February

-”By The Content Of My Character - Portraits of Young African-American Men”, 

Mug ShotCoffee House - Girard Ave Location                                                                     January

2012

-”By The Content Of My Character - Portraits of Young African-American Men”

Mug Shot Coffee house - Fairmount Location                                                                        February                                                                  

-”By The Content Of My Character - Portraits of Young African-American Men”,

Gallerie Hamid                                                                                                                      August - September

  

Recognition and Awards

Art and Social Change Grant 2015, Leeway Foundation

Art and Social Change Grant 2017, Leeway Foundation

 PUBLICATIONS

  1. -Johnson. Tara Lynn – “Portraits of African-American mothers and sons declare ‘My Son Matters!’, Broad Street Review 4/14/2015

http://broadstreetreview.com/wnwn/portraits-of-african-american-mothers-and-sons-declare-my-son-matters

   2. Bailey,Samaria – ‘Post Fergusion art features mother-son relationship, Philadelphia Tribune 4/19/15

http://m.phillytrib.com/metros/post-ferguson-art-features-mother-son-relationship/article_d9713698-8463-5e8a-9700-750d4ddba1ab.html?mode=jqm

   3. Johnson, Tara Lynn-“Mother-son photography exhibit show views ”My Son Matters’, Digital First Media, 4/10/15  

http://www.tickettoentertainment.com/blog/2015/04/10/mother-son-photography-exhibit-shows-viewers-my-son-matters/

    4. Van Auken, Tracie – ‘My Son Matters’ exhibition confronts stereotypes facing young black men, Newsworks, 4/21/17

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/nw-philadelphia/80993-my-son-matters-exhibit-confronts-stereotypes-facing-young-black-men

5.   Ballin, Soniyah- "In Denise Allen's photographs of sons and mothers, the hope of black lives", The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 21, 2015

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/20150521_In_Denise_Allen_s_photographs_of_son_and_mothers__the_hope_of_black_lives.html

 6. Slodki, Linda - "Talkback: My Son Matters!", Independent Voice, May 13, 2013