Clifford Prince King’s debut monograph is a considered and tender exploration of Black and queer intimacy.
This body of work chronicles the period after King moved to Orange Grove in Los Angeles with friend and collaborator Malcolm Marquez. During that time, King used their home as a backdrop for portraits of friends and lovers.
The domestic interiors, warm tones, and overlapping bodies in King’s photographs contribute to a vision of a safe haven and a space of shared vulnerability. The work also references King’s 2018 HIV diagnosis, showing how these various realities and identities live in harmony with one another. (TIMES)