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Awol Erizku      

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Awol Erizku is an artist based in Los Angeles. He is most known for capturing the Instagram photo of Beyoncé announcing she was pregnant with twins in early 2017. Prior to this, he was already recognized as an artist whose work challenged the mainstream white aesthetic.

One of his most famous pieces is a photo of his sister that recalls the classic portrait by Vermeer titled the "Girl With a Bamboo Earring," which he created when he was in undergrad. Erizku has had solo shows in New York, London, Brussels, L.A. and Miami and his films and photos have screened at MoMA in New York. In 2018, he was recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree in Art and Style.

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Awol Erizku

Born in Ethiopia and raised in the South Bronx, Erizku earned an MFA at Yale. Best-known for shooting the artful Instagram photo of Beyoncé announcing she ...

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