Fourth Wall Project and Hideout Gallery are pleased to present Cult of Personality – a wide array of extraordinary musician, actor, athlete and cultural figure photographic portraits from Matthew Salacuse, Chad Griffith, Emily Shur and Kareem Black. From Jay-Z to O.D.B, David Byrne to David Carradine, Harold Hunter to Mark Zuckerberg,Cult of Personality is a compelling visual documentation of individuals who have made significant contributions to contemporary culture over the past 15 years.
Cult of Personality is a visual experience that should not be missed. Select photographers are available for media interviews.
Matthew Salacuse - A Native New Yorker, Matthew Salacuse has been shooting professionally for 10 years. He has amassed an impressive client list ranging from The Fader to Rolling Stone. He specializes in editorial portraiture and documentary.
Chad Griffith - Chad Griffith is a N.Y.C. based photographer that has created a plethora of memorable Hip-Hop and athlete portraits ranging from Dwyane Wade while on the Olympic team to Prodigy of Mobb Deep days before he left for prison.
Kareem Black - Kareem Black is a New York based photographer and director that was born in Philadelphia. In 1996 Kareem went to SVA on scholarship. Dark rooms and film processing, became his backdrop where he spent endless nights. It was well worth it… In 2000, Kareem started a career in music photography and celebrity portraiture that has taken him all over the world and allowed him to meet and work with some of this planet’s most talented people. Presently Kareem calls Manhattan home and straddles worlds by shooting for a diverse array of clients including Flaunt, Fader, GQ, Vibe, Verizon, Burger King, Vitamin Water and Kool Aid among others.
Emily Shur – Emily was born in New York City and attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with a major in Photography and graduated in 1998 with academic honors along with the Artist Award for Creative Excellence. Emily¹s editorial clientele includes The New York Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Interview, Wired, and Elle Magazine.