Through our complicated history, through light and shadow, we have persevered – humanity intact.
Art is the reason.

2020 Winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art


Stephen L. Hayes Jr.

2020 Prize Winner Stephen Hayes photographed at his studio at Duke University. Photograph by Peter Hoffman for The New York Times, March 2020. Detail of Cash Crop installation by Stephen L. Hayes; provided by the artist.

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