Unsung Heroes of Public Health aims to reframe and widen the historical narrative of public health, by spotlighting individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to public health milestones in New York City. For a city of 8 million, public health requires a multitude of approaches working together – community activism, research & innovation, information sharing and mentorship. These are stories of perseverance and dedication to shaping a healthier future for those to come.Learn More
Inspired by the longing for ancestral remembrance through the traditional family album, the Clayton Sisterhood Project explores contemporary kinship, and the continuing legacy built by the photographer’s sisters and nieces from Queens, NY moving onto Clayton, North Carolina land together.Learn More
Explore Black femininity through the lens of four Black Women photographers. We invite you into a black woman’s home while you view photographs of the Our Black Experience.Learn More
Karabo Mooki’s work follows unique narratives and authentic emotions in nature, with a focus on distinctive casting and under-represented faces.Learn More
Presented by The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
This exhibition highlights a selection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s holdings in 19th century portraits of African Americans.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
giving them their flowers is a multimodal youth-led storytelling exhibit honoring matriarchs of color through collaged photographs and oral histories.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.
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.
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.
ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering engages photography as a practice containing attributes and religious traditions of Africa and its diaspora.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Featuring photographer Tiffany Smith discussing his exhibition ThronedLearn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Explore the unique visual dialogues of our esteemed Leica Women Foto Project 2019 awardees, Debi Cornwall, Yana Paskova and Eva Woolridge, in a multi-dimensional conversation covering topics from gender parity in visual storytelling to the value of a personal project.Learn More
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.Learn More