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Black Documents Exhibitions Opening Reception

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Laura N James and Ron Kavanaugh cordially invite you to the opening reception for Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents and Black Documents: Freedom

Historically, black and brown bodies have been instruments of wealth-building or frivolity, posed to amuse or titillate. Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents and Black Documents: Freedom will serve to counterbalance the piecemeal aggregation of negative media images that frequently misrepresent large sections of the American population.

These photographs work render blackness as heroic iconography that pushes diasporic Africans toward the center of the American photographic aesthetic.

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ARTIST TALKS
Thursday, November 30, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Black Documents: Freedom photographers with Coreen Simpson, facilitator

Thursday, December 7, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Jamel Shabazz and Laura James, curator
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Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents
What James Baldwin referred to as “the bloody catalog of oppression” has memed with appalling regularity and is underpinned by images of Philando Castille, Eric Garner, and 12-year old Tamir Rice. Jamel Shabazz's photography affirms pride of place in an activist’s purposeful way. He uses anonymity as uniform and badge instilling a stolid bravery and love of humanity. Each photo girds the black psyche and demonstrates spiritual ownership of the land on which the subject stands. These photographs are crucial documents of Black New York in the turbulent decades of the 70s through the present.

Black Documents: Freedom
Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents is complemented by Black Documents: Freedom, photographic works by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Lola Flash, Danny Ramon Peralta (Danny Kodak), Edwin Torres, and Michael Young. Their photos offer a contemplative appraisal of conversations between lens and subject, and give further agency to black lives. All share a similar aesthetic path as Shabazz while exploring a variety of social, gender, and urban geographies.

Laura James, exhibitions curator.
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These exhibitions are presented by Black Documents: Mosaic Literary Conference

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