Curated by Wendy Dembo
Tobin Yelland (b. 1970, Sacramento, California) attended the Friends of Photography Documentary Photography Workshop in 1988 and has studied with William Klein and Larry Clark. Since the age of fifteen, Yelland has steadily documented the shadowy existence of youth and its vestiges in day-to-day life. First published in Thrasher skateboard magazine, Yelland’s work has expanded beyond the world of skateboarding to lend voice to an entire generation, transcending locale and social identity. Yelland’s photographs have been exhibited worldwide including at The Luggage Store, San Francisco; Deitch Projects; Thread Waxing Space; White Columns; the Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and Dazed And Confused Gallery, London, among others. His photographs have been featured in various publications including Visionaire, Tokion, Thrasher, Spin, and Dazed and Confused. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Wendy Dembo is a curator, marketing consultant, and freelance writer. She earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and served as Director of Communications at Creative Time until 2001. Currently, she works as a strategic marketing and trend consultant, connecting artists, graffiti artists, and tattoo artists with major brands like Nike, RedScout, and Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve for marketing opportunities. Dembo is also a freelance contributor to Coolhunting, writing about art and trends. She lives and works in Los Angeles.