MERAKI by DJ Carr (2023)


Opening reception on Friday, August 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

The Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts (CEPA Gallery) will be hosting MERAKI, an exhibition by DJ Carr, from August 18th-September 22nd. There will be an opening reception on August 18th from 5-8 pm. The show is taking place in the historic Market Arcade Building located at 617 Main St in Buffalo, NY. DJ Carr was the selected winner from the CEPA Gallery Members’ Exhibition (2022). 


DJ Carr is a self-taught artist from Buffalo, NY specializing in portraiture, documentary and street photography. An artist truly known for his attention to detail, authentic feel and exceptional monochrome captures. DJ started shooting digital photography about 8 years ago and transitioned fully into film photography in 2020. He was inspired by Gordon Parks and his way of documenting and capturing the stories of marginalized people within the inner city. DJ’s focus often falls on those same subjects, capturing the essence of the moment and revealing the truth within.

While on assignment in Europe, DJ falls back into the black hole which started his photo journey 13 years ago, his curiosity and need for connection. Spending 48hrs in Paris, and 4 days in Spain, DJ reached an average pace of 30,000 steps a day. Navigating through busy city streets & language barriers in both countries, he is reminded that photography is the universal dialogue for all things. With this new experience, he presents his 2nd solo exhibition “MERAKI”.

Exhibit Location

CEPA Gallery
Focus Gallery
617 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Exhibit Dates

Friday, August 18, 2023
Friday, September 22, 2023

Free to the public

Exhibit Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
By appointment
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.