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Exhibitions Tagged #Black Voices

Throned by Tiffany Smith

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2022

Presented by The Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts

SVACE is pleased to present Throned, a solo exhibition by SVACE and SVA MFA Photography and Related Media alumna Tiffany Smith, featuring a selection of photographs taken from the artist’s ongoing series which showcases a variety of portraits portraying community members.

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Saved By Grace

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2021

Alice Austen House presents Saved by Grace, an ongoing project by Nataki Hewling documenting senior Black men. This visual story sends the message that our communities need Black male elders to nourish our ecosystems. We need to go the distance to protect their lives.

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Lakou NOU 2021

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Fulton Ferry Landing
 archive : 2021

Lakou NOU features collaborative community-based art projects that explore what it means to be Haitian American—to belong to two cultures, two worlds—and to be Black in America while also staying true to your heritage.

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Rebel Vision

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2021
Rebel Vision centers the work of Black female and non-binary photojournalists to chart the liberatory possibilities of using the documentary camera as a tool for anti-racism.
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Self-Preservation

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5
 archive : 2021

Black Women Photographers aims to disrupt the notion that it is difficult to discover and commission Black creatives. It is dedicated to providing a resource for the industry’s gatekeepers.

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A Beautiful Ghetto

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2021

Devin Allen asks us to see beyond the violence and poverty that all too often defines the “ghetto.”

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Been Seen

St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street
 archive : 2021

The exhibition places in conversation the work of Harlem-based studio photographer Austin Hansen (1910-1996) with six contemporary photographers: Dario Calmese, Cheriss May, Flo Ngala, Ricky Day, Gerald Peart, and Mark Clennon. Their practices explore identity, Black experiences, visual culture, and portraiture.

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dándoles sus flores (giving them their flowers)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

giving them their flowers is a multimodal youth-led storytelling exhibit honoring matriarchs of color through collaged photographs and oral histories.

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The Atlantic’s Inheritance: A Project About American History, Black Life, And The Resilience Of Memory

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

The Atlantic’s Inheritance is an ongoing reporting project that endeavors to fill the blank pages of Black history: to piece together, through reporting and data, the crucial events and conversations that have been intentionally left out of America’s story.

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The Makin’

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2021
Portraits of Black women outwardly expressing themselves through their Afro-futuristic fashion celebrating Black joy.
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Legacy

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2021

Lion’s Tooth Legacy Photo Project, uplifts the stories of seven immigrant and first generation youth photographers. Stories that reflect on the intersections of family, ancestors, joy, race, gender, faith and radical self-love as a way to deconstruct the legacy we choose to carry, heal and part ways from, but also build as future ancestors.

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Give Her, Her Flowers

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3 Granite Terrace
 archive : 2021

Give Her, Her Flowers is a series of collages that revolve around honoring Black women—giving them their flowers while they’re still alive to enjoy them. Featured are advertisements of Black women from a Gold Medal Hair Products catalog (circa 1980s), paired with a variety of flowers from different advertisements.

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Reclaiming History

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2021

Monuments examine passive relics of America’s racist past in the Confederacy, the dynamic changing of these landscapes, and who will be honored now.

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BLACKNESS IS

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2020

BLACKNESS IS seeks to highlight and challenge nuanced ideas of Black identity through the presentation of questions blended with landscape scenes of a desert, an environment known to be oppressive towards human life.

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Die lewe is nie reg vir my nie (This life is not right for me)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5
 archive : 2020

Gangsterism in Schauderville was constructed during the apartheid era. Although apartheid is abolished, the trauma that emerged from years of oppression is still alive. This work exemplifies a humane representation of a community, trying not to let the past, nor the stereotypes, define them.

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Flex

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2020

Kennedi Carter (b. 1998) explores ideas of Blackness related to wealth, power, respect, and belonging in her new series of photographs. Carter dressed friends and acquaintances in historically-inspired costumes that represent wealth and power.

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We Are Present: Portraits from the Pandemic and the Uprising

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2
 archive : 2020

We Are Present is an excerpt of portraits taken in New York and Minneapolis that documents the lived experiences of Black Americans during the double crisis of the pandemic, and the uprisings against injustice.

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In Our Season of Discontent, Count It All Joy

St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street
 archive : 2020

An exploration of the Black vernacular through archival photographs depicting gatherings, essential workers, pioneers, genius, and joy.

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Scars of Racism

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Scars of Racism seeks to document the lasting physical reminders of racism on the American landscape.

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Cimarrona: Women and African Spirituality

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

This ongoing project explores the representation of women and African spirituality: as guardians of ancestral African practices, as a method of cultural preservation, and to challenge the cultural resistance of the diaspora in the Ecuadorian territory.

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Get It and Come Back

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Get It and Come Back is an ongoing series of expanding representations of the Caribbean-American experience. Kierra Branker creates images that parallel her shared experience of heritage in a distant homeland.

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OPEN DOORS

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

As part of the OPEN DOORS arts and justice initiative, the Reality Poets are men who have been harmed by gun violence using storytelling, hip-hop, and the spoken word, challenging their audiences to combat the injustice that breeds violence in New York City neighborhoods.

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Underground Chefs of South Central

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

Interested in the intersection of race, class, and food, Underground Chefs of South Central is an exploration of black culinary creativity and ingenuity.

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ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering engages photography as a practice containing attributes and religious traditions of Africa and its diaspora.

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The Soul(s) of…

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

2018 is the 150th anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois’ birth year. The title of the series pays homage to Du Bois, who often wrote about how extraordinary Black Americans are in the face of oppression.

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In These Clasped Hands

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

“In These Clasped Hands” started as a series of portraits of my family members in South Carolina. However, after the Mother Emanuel AME Church massacre, the effects of loss could be felt throughout the state.

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Ke Lefa Laka

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Eight years ago, I lost my mother and I needed to explore the possibility of keeping a connection with her. In my journey, I began looking for pieces of my mother in the house, I found many photos and clothes, which had always been there, but which I had ignored over the years. There she was, smiling and posing in these clothes.

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We Are The Undefeated

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

This photo exhibition explores the lives of African-Americans through the lens of sport, athleticism and culture. The stories told give an insight into the lives of people from New York City to Cleveland and Mississippi, with a focus on how sports play a role in their lives on and off the court.

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Come To Selfhood

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

In this exhibition, I hope to express the humanity of the African-American male through an unapologetic display of their inner strength while highlighting their vulnerability.

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Breaking Point

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

On November 4, 2008, a nation divided for centuries came together to make history by electing America’s first black president. This achievement has proven to be more symbolic than substantive.

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For My Girls

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

I empower women by portraying them with power, determination and focus. Many of my images feature women in confident poses, taken from a heroic angle. In For My Girls, I explore how 1990s female hip-hop artists inspired me to be proud of my African-American lineage, unapologetic for my liberated behavior and forceful in my approach to the culture at large.

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Fade Resistance

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Fade Resistance is an archival project that seeks to restore the narrative impact of thousands of found African American vernacular Polaroid photographs.

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Events and Sessions Tagged #Black Voices

Oct 62021

The Vision Black Female Photojournalists Bring To Major News Coverage

Black female photographers bring a unique visual perspective to major news events. In this talk, Tara and Michael will take a close, fascinating and informative look at key images from 2020’s social justice protests.

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Oct 32021

New Authors, Old Histories

Join National Geographic photographers Philip Cheung, Kris Graves, and Daniella Zalcman in conversation with National Geographic Executive Editor Debra Adams Simmons, as they discuss their ongoing projects visualizing racist and discriminatory histories through a new lens.

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Oct 32021

How To Capture The Essence Of A Moment With Sheila Pree Bright

Bear witness to humanity through an eclectic visual story of music, culture, and creative freedom as fine-art photographer Sheila Pree Bright takes us back to Afropunk 2019 in Atlanta.

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Sep 262021

Unmasking Modern Masculinity With Vanessa Charlot

Challenge the ideas and frequency of notions surrounding black masculinity in an intimate visual series by award-winning photojournalist and documentary photographer, Vanessa Charlot.

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Oct 32020

Black Hollywood: Here Before Now

What does today’s Black Hollywood look like through the lens of a seasoned Black photographer?

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Oct 22020

An Evening with The New York Times

New York Times photographers and editors will share highlights from their coverage of some of the year’s most visually compelling stories. Some of the photographers and editors who created Sources of Self-Regard: Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America will discuss their work.

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Sep 262020

The Gravity of Inclusive Storytelling with Cheriss May

Photographer and Educator Cheriss May shares her experiences, responsibility, and connection to telling the story of national reckoning on race and justice from the lens of a Black woman.

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Sep 142019

Weapon of Choice | Dialogue with Travon Free and Ruddy Roye

Photographers and writers Ruddy Roye and Travon Free discuss how and why their cameras are not only an important weapon in modern storytelling, but through demonstrations of their work, will explain why it’s critical to the landscape of photography for black and marginalized people to be the ones telling these stories.

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Apr 272019

MFON Presents: Altar: Prayer, Ritual, Offerings

A panel discussion moderated by MFON co-founders Laylah Amatullah Barryan and Adama Delphine Fawundu will feature contributing photographers sharing perspectives on photography and spirituality.

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Sep 202015

Under Fire: Black Photographers Creating Agency in a “Post-Racial” America

This panel will convene Black photojournalists who have covered the recent resurgence in incidents of and outrage over racial discrimination nationwide.

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Sep 262013

Question Bridge: Black males

Question Bridge: Black Males opens a window onto the complex and often unspoken dialogue among Black men, creating an intimate and essentially genuine experience for viewers and subjects. This project brings the full spectrum of what it means to be “black” and “male” in America to the forefront. “Blackness” ceases to be a simple, monochromatic concept.

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