Photographer Chi Modu Brings Life Size Images to Street with ‘Uncategorized’
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Beginning this month, life-size photos by renowned photographer Chi Modu will grace walls in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. The project, entitled “Uncategorized,” is an ongoing outdoor installation that aims to “break down the barriers [to the art world] and bringing the art directly to the people.”
Modu’s larger-than-life images will occupy corporate billboard real estate. The first three shots are already in place, courtesy of a partnership with Prince Media Company. West Coast rappers Tupac and Snoop Dogg inaugurate the series, as does a snap of some Nigerian school children.
- Tupac Shakur — a rarely-seen 9’ x 12’ image, on Thompson St. at Grand in Soho.
- Snoop Dogg — a never-before released 16’ x 22’ photo from 1993 of the 21-year old rapper, on Broadway at Hewes in Brooklyn.
- School Kids — a 6’ x 25’ photo of young school boys in the back of a church in Modu’s native Nigeria, on 6th Ave at Spring St in Soho.