Quil Lemons is Brooklyn-based African American photographer. Lemons' work is a representation of the community he comes from, drawing on themes such as the internet, queerness and popular culture. Subjects including masculinity, queerness, race, and body positivity are played out in often disruptive images.
In his inaugral series of work GLITTERBOY (2017), Lemons introduced a dialogue that would act as a common thread through much of his work to come. Lemons dusted black men with glitter to combat the stereotypes and stigmas placed upon their bodies. This concept of challenging what is acceptable for the black male body developed even further in BOY PARTS (2020). Simultaneously, Lemons began an exploration of the black family portrait with his series PURPLE (2018) and project WELCOME HOME (2018). Images from both projects gave an intimate glimpse into his home life and the modern black American family structure in Philadelphia. Quil has previously exhibited at Contact Festival, Toronto ’18, Kuumba Festival, Toronto ’19 and Aperture, NY ’19.