SNAP! DINNER SERIES presents :
Posing Beauty with Dr. Deborah Willis
This exclusive event will host ONLY 60 SEATS!
An intimate evening with Dr Deborah Willis, curator of "Posing Beauty in African American Culture", on exhibit at Snap! Space. Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. Posing Beauty in African American Culture challenges contemporary understandings of beauty by framing notions of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and politics.
Cocktail hour with exhibit tour then dinner with Dr. Deborah Willis.
A fundraiser for Snap! Cultural Events, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, whose mission to celebrate master photographers, cultivate emerging talent, and enhance the cultural vibrancy of the City of Orlando.
About Dr Deborah Willis
Ph.D., chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and Professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies. Professor Willis has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Fletcher, and MacArthur fellowships, the Infinity Award in Writing from the International Center for Photography, and recipient of the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Award. Named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photography magazine she is one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography.
Snap! Orlando is a leading Florida contemporary art organization, with two galleries and over 100 exhibited international photographers and multimedia artists. Snap! Orlando is a project of Snap! Cultural Events, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with the mission to celebrate master photographers and digital artists, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography and art worldwide. http://snaporlando.com