Opened on April 5, 2019, The Shed is New York City's newest arts center commissioning, producing, and presenting a wide range of activities in performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture. According to The New York Times, it "joins a rare lineage of cultural institutions that offer wide-ranging, interdisciplinary programming on a large scale, like Lincoln Center in the 1960s, or the Museum of Modern Art in the late ’20s".

I was commissioned to photograph their inaugural program, Soundtrack of America, a five-night concert series curated by Quincy Jones, Steve McQueen, Maureen Mahon, Dion 'No I.D.' Wilson, Tinuji Balogun, and Greg Phillinganes. The series celebrates the profound influence of African American music with a new generation of groundbreaking artists.

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