Doug DuBois is an American photographer based in Syracuse, NY. His photographs are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NY; SFMOMA in San Francisco; J. Paul Getty Museum and LACMA in Los Angeles;The Museum of Fine Art in Houston; the Library of Congress in Washington DC; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. DuBois has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The National Endowment for the Arts, SITE Santa Fe, Light Work, and The John Gutmann Foundation. He has exhibited at The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; The Aperture Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art and Higher Pictures in New York; SITE, Santa Fe; New Langton Arts in San Francisco; PARCO Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Museo D’arte Contemporanea in Rome, Italy; and The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Crawford Art Gallery and the Gallery of Photography in Ireland. Doug DuBois received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is an associate professor at Syracuse University.
My Last Day at Seventeen #23
My Last Day at Seventeen #23
Image caption: The title, “My last day at Seventeen,” was first uttered by Eirn while I was taking her photograph in her parents’ back garden on the eve of her 18th birthday. Although Eirn argues her remark was more properly phrased, “it’s my last day *as* seventeen” the sentiment is the same: there is a time in everyone’s life where the freedom and promise of childhood are lost to the coming of age and experience. Assembly and Sasha Wolf Projects present “My Last Day at Seventeen,” the genesis NFT collection by an American photographer Doug DuBois. Combining portraits, spontaneous encounters and collaborative performances, the images in "My Last Day at Seventeen" hover between documentary and fiction. Doug DuBois was first introduced to a group of teenagers from the Russell Heights housing estate while he was an artist-in-residence in Cobh, on the southwest coast of Ireland. He was fascinated by the insular neighborhood, in which "everyone seems to be someone's cousin, former girlfriend, or spouse." DuBois gained entry when two participants of a workshop he taught took him to a local hangout spot, opening his eyes to a world of not-quite-adults, struggling through the last days of their childhood. Over the course of five years, DuBois returned to Russell Heights examining the uncertainties of growing up in Ireland today while highlighting the unique relationship between artist and subject. Doug Dubois is a widely-exhibited American photographer well known for capturing intimate familial scenes. His photographs are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NY; SFMOMA in San Francisco; J. Paul Getty Museum and LACMA in Los Angeles; The Museum of Fine Art in Houston; the Library of Congress in Washington DC; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.