Monroe O’Bryant, a.k.aLoose Screews, is a photographer, painter, curator, and 2015 ArtPrize juried award winner. Monroe “Loose Screews” O’Bryant won the two-dimensional Juried Award for his Realistic Neglect photography series. "It was a series of photographs which presented a very powerful, timely look at violence and racial injustice in Grand Rapids." Loose Screews had an affinity for photography at an early age. The year was 1976 when East New York, Brooklyn welcomed the arrival of Loose Screews. Like many young men of the time, he found solace in the hip-hop culture and how it could express the plight of urban living he experienced intimately. Hip-hop emboldened Loose Screews to pursue his own interests, desires, and self-expression. This led to his discovery of cinematography. Today, he owns and operates "A Fearless Brother Project," a Grand Rapids-based production house that specializes in the development and creation of music videos, cinematic work, and photography for local artists and actors.
Acrylic and Photography
"You need a fearless vision in order to create a perfect picture. Always tell’em a story …"