Street Beautification, an exhibition of photography by Adrian O. Walker, features images of street art from the city of Saint Louis as part of the companion learning lab to Living Like Kings.
Adrian O. Walker grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he is currently based. After earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in sociology and photography from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Walker traveled throughout the United States as a freelance photographer specializing in music and lifestyle subjects. Using both film and digital formats, Walker’s photography creates new experiences for viewers, connecting them to the often overlooked beauty of everyday life.
Walker encourages viewers to address the culture of their surroundings, believing that it is the heart of what is real. Urban settings provide inspiration for him, and this selection of his photography depicts graffiti in both his own neighborhood of North Saint Louis and throughout the city. His lens captures the works of a vibrant, diverse group of artists whose creations transform their environment.
Works Featured in the Exhibition
All photography by Adrian O. Walker
3/17/15 Living St. Louis — Black Art Exhibts by Ruth Ezell
10/15/14: ALIVE Magazine — World Chess Hall Of Fame “Living Like Kings” Opening Night
10/14/14: The Conscious Tip — STREET BEAUTIFICATION BY ADRIAN O. WALKER
10/13/14: Beyond the Masc — WE’RE ALL PAWNS IN THIS GAME OF LIFE . . .