Tau Battice

St. Kitts/Nevis

Tau Battice was born in Basseterre, St. Kitts-Nevis, and is based in New York City. He is a lifelong lover of the photograph and its power to preserve the moment, proclaim nuance, and propel humanity to positive action. He teaches at Guttman, City University of New York and lives in Harlem. Specializing in portraiture, with a primary interest in creating visual ethnographies of the underrepresented African diaspora, Tau engages in long-term personal projects from the Bronx to Brazil where he strives to honorably document communities of African descent. He has done photographic work in The Dominican Republic, Colombia, Chile, England, and Brazil. He exhibits widely with 27 solo and group exhibits to date. His images have been published from the U.S. to Japan in publications such as “The Huffington Post”, “HYCIDE, “The Nation”, “The Village Voice”, “Kajima” and “Nueva Luz. On the strength of his ethnographic portraits of his Caribbean homeland, Tau was selected to deliver the nationally televised Prime Minister's Lecture in Basseterre, St. Kitts in September 2022 and "40 x

40: A Photographic Journey of Independence and Resilience" at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada in September 2023. Tau is currently working on his first monograph, “Daddying”, which visually explores the relationships between Black fathers and their sons.

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