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REX / Zackary Canepari

February 2018

© Zackary Canepari

One-night only book party and talk

Tuesday, February 6, 2018. 7 PM

Moderated by Half King Photo Series Curator Anna Van Lenten 

Join us to celebrate the publication of Zack's first book, REX. Signed copies will be available for sale. 


REX is the story of Flint, Michigan told through the eyes of two teenage sisters. One is two-time Olympic Gold Medal boxer Claressa "T-Rex" Shields and the other is her younger sister Briana. REX took the following awards in 2017:

- POY Best Photography Book & POY First Multimedia Photographer of the year

- WPP 2017 Digital Storytelling Contest

- PDN Photo Annual 2017 - video/multimedia

ZACKARY CANEPARI (USA, 1979) is a visual storyteller working in a variety of mediums. After working as a photojournalist in India and Pakistan, he teamed with filmmaker Drea Cooper to create the documentary film series California is a place in 2010. This screened at Sundance and was viewed more than 2 million times. With Cooper, he shot T-Rex, a documentary film about Olympic boxer and Flint native, Claressa "T-Rex" Shields. T-Rex premiered at SXSW in March 2015 and was featured on PBS in August 2016.


REX, Canepari's first monograph about Flint, was published by Contrasto and won Photobook of the Year at the POYi Awards. In 2016, he launched Flint is a place which consists of reportage, short films, found photos, virtual reality, interactive maps and archival material. The work was awarded a World Press Photo Award and Canepari was named Multimedia Photographer of the Year at the POYi Awards in 2016. Flint is a place is funded by a Guggenheim Fellowship and will be completed by the end of 2018. Canepari is a member of the VII Photo Agency. He is currently directing a documentary series for Netflix about the Flint Police Department, which will air March, 2018.

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