SN37 Marks the Opening of Its New Gallery With a Tyrell Hampton Solo Exhibition


All photographs by Tyrell Hampton.

SN37 is a household name for fashion insiders. The agency represents a slew of young photographers and filmmakers—from Shaniqawa Jarvis and Micaiah Carter to Luke Gilford and Adrienne Raquel—all of whom have managed to leave an indelible mark on contemporary culture despite their young age. Next Friday, SN37 will open the doors of its very first gallery at the Seaport in Manhattan. The gallery space will be the face of the agency’s latest not-for-profit initiative, and will host a rotation of solo exhibitions by emerging artists over the coming year. All proceeds from the exhibitions will be donated to the organization of the artist’s choice, subverting a tired art world paradigm by returning financial agency to the artist in question.

First up, SN37 gallery will display Go Home, the latest project by the 23-year-old photographer Tyrell Hampton— the soon to be announced winner of the first Bal Harbour Shops Emerging Fashion Photography Award, which honors one young, US-based fashion photographer annually. Through a selection of black and white images of New York City revelers, Hampton marks his own experience growing up and finding connection on the city’s dance floors. Hampton, a trained dancer, has requested that the gallery donate proceeds to the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, which funds scholarships for gifted dancers. Below, take a look at a few images from the highly anticipated exhibition, which opens November 20th.