Photographer Tom Dorsey's 'A Very Incomplete Self-Portrait' on view at Carlos Museum

Tom Dorsey, "A Very Incomplete Self-Portrait," Fol. 24, photographs A and B. 1971. Gelatin silver prints mounted to archival board. (Tom Dorsey/Courtesy of Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University)

Photographs by the celebrated photographer Tom Dorsey are on view in the Works on Paper gallery at the Carlos Museum of Emory University through July 16. Mr. Dorsey is well known for his intimate portraits of African-American families in their homes in both Chicago and Atlanta.

The exhibition “A very Incomplete Self-Portrait” showcases the barren infrastructure of his childhood neighborhood on the West side of Chicago. In this interview, photographer Tom Dorsey and curator Andi McKenzie join “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes to speak more about the exhibit.  

Of his iconic photographs, Mr. Dorsey recalls, “When I took those, I had no idea what my tomorrow would be.”

“A Very Incomplete Self-Portrait: Tom Dorsey’s Chicago Portfolio” is on view in The Works on Paper Gallery at the Carlos Museum through July 16. More information is available here.